Aracauna, Americauna, and EE

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Denece&Lacey, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. Denece&Lacey

    Denece&Lacey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what is the difference? I thought that EE (Easter Egger) was a nickname for Aracauna or Americauna. Can someone give me an easy idea of the differences? Thanks
     
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  2. ascott1978

    ascott1978 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aracauna = Original breed from S. America that lays colored eggs and have no rump feathers and containn ear muffs.

    Americana = Originated from the Aracauna's, but have rump feathers and throat muffs, no ear muffs. Lays colored eggs and only a few colors / colors patterns are recognized by the APA.

    Easter Egger's = basically any bird that lays colored eggs, doesn't contain all traits described above.


    Reference sites.

    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGA/Arau/BRKAraucanas.html

    http://www.ameraucana.org/standard.html
     
  3. Denece&Lacey

    Denece&Lacey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, thanks that helps alot. I am still learning this stuff!!
     
  4. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    There is no such thing as an americana, they are called Ameraucanas. If anything is labeled americana you can automatically assume it is an easter egger.


    Now, Araucanas do NOT have muffs, they have tufts and are rumpless. http://www.araucana.net/

    Ameraucanas
    have a tail and muffs/beards and conform to the breed standard. http://www.ameraucana.org/

    Easter
    eggers are anything that has a blue egg laying gene. Does not conform to any breed standard.
     
  5. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Quote:I'm sorry, but your information is not correct. Araucanas do NOT have muffs.

    Also there was a nice article in Backyard Poultry magazine written by John Blehm that stated that technically Araucanas and Ameraucanas were bred up from Easter eggers, so Ameraucanas were not originated from Araucanas. http://www.backyardpoultrymag.com/issues/2/2-3/John_W_Blehm.html
     
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  6. Denece&Lacey

    Denece&Lacey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just spelling americauna wrong.
     
  7. SusanJoM

    SusanJoM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Please, please, please, if you are going to give information make sure it is correct. There is no such breed as an Americana.

    The breed name that you are looking for is A M E R A U C A N A.

    Susan
     
  8. ascott1978

    ascott1978 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I apologies for any spelling errors or description (tuft / muff) errors given. Never claimed to be an expert, regardless I believe the points were taken.
     
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Guess we all need to be real strict around here huh?

    Whateva.
     
  10. ascott1978

    ascott1978 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Apparently, today you have to be an expert on what you talk about. Forget that we're all hear to learn and feel comfortable when asking questions.

    Perhaps in the future, if the information no correct, politely correct them instead of jamming it down everyones throat like a drill Sargent.
     

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