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ANY chance McM's has Araucana?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Goose and Fig, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Is this another one of those -"they're all EEs" if they come from a hatchery? A local woman is selling "true aracauna" that they hatched out fo birds they got from McMurray. I asked for pics, but haven't gotten any yet.
     
  2. KyBlue

    KyBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, McMurray advertises as "Araucanas/Americanas" but they are Easter Eggers. (They don't even have Ameraucana spelled correctly.)

    The ones I have seen from McMurray are fairly nice EE's- IF you're just wanting EE"s. Definitely not "true" Araucanas though.
     
  3. wordgirl

    wordgirl One of the Shire-folk

    Apr 14, 2009
    Aren't Araucanas rumpless? As in – don't have tails?
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    McMurray has never had Araucanas, which are rumpless with ear tufts, not bearded and muffed like Ameraucanas and most EEs. No big hatchery has either Ameraucanas or Araucanas. Araucanas are relatively rare, moreso than even Ameraucanas, while EEs are very common.
     
  5. farmerlor

    farmerlor Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've ordered them every year and trust me they're Easter Eggers every single one. Luckily, they made me into a HUGE Easter Egger fan.
     
  6. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Quote:Araucana can have tails you just can not show the tailed birds. Many Araucana breeders keep tailed birds in their flocks to improve fertility. Go to Araucana.net for a list of Araucana breeders or contact Jody (Hinkjc) she has Araucana.
     
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  7. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    I figured they'd be EEs, but I'm going to look at them anyway. I could always use a few more girls, and colored eggs are a bonus [​IMG] Seen as how I have 20 roos and counting.....[​IMG]
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Adam is correct, that some Araucanas can have tails, but they still do not have the same "look" as the Ameraucana. Let us know what you get from McMurray!
     
  9. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
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  10. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Quote:I guess the lady has chicks that are offspring of McMurray's version of "aracaunas". She said the parents lay blue, teal, and olive eggs so....that's a dead giveaway! I'm going to trade 2 sussex for 2 EEs.

    (That way I'm not actually buying any more chickens! [​IMG] )
     

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