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Amerucanas and Easter Eggers

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickgirl12, Apr 27, 2016.

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  1. chickgirl12

    chickgirl12 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can someone please tell me if there is a difference between an Amerucana chicken and a Easter Egger chicken?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Yes, Ameraucanas are pure bred chickens that breed true to color and type. Easter eggers are crossbreds which may carry the blue egg gene. Type 'Ameraucanas or Easter Eggers' in the search bar at the top of the page. There are many threads on the subject.
     
  3. FowlStuff

    FowlStuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. vasher

    vasher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now this is interesting to me, as I was under the impression that chicken breeds were more akin to physical types/phenotype ("does this bird, regardless of origin, meet the standard?") rather than pedigree tracking ("is it purebred/can we track its ancestors in a registry regardless of what it looks like?").
     
  5. FowlStuff

    FowlStuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your impression is correct.
     
  6. chickgirl12

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    Thank you everyone who has replied to my thread and also posted links!
     

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