Aracauna VS Americauna?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by heatherspangler, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. heatherspangler

    heatherspangler Out Of The Brooder

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    I know there's a difference but what are all the differences? WE have about 20 chickens we just call mutts but i believe they are mostly americaunas. I will get some pictures of them to help but they are taller lean birds with tails and some feathers on their faces, not big frilly feathers but little ones.
     
  2. ILoveJoe

    ILoveJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what I understand....and I am a newbie so someone else please elaborate if I am missing something....Ameracaunas have certain colors and if they are not those colors they are termed EE.... AND chickens that do NOT fall into the rumpless Araucana category and are NOT the specific colors required to be Ameracanas AND they lay the colored egg and they have greenish legs etc...are simply labeled EE.
     
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  3. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are no 'Americaunas'. Hatchery's are selling regular Easter Egger chickens as mislabeled birds.

    Araucanas are rumpless birds. Ameracaunas have breed standards, such as color and tufts. Birds which fall outside of this are called Easter Eggers.
     
  4. heatherspangler

    heatherspangler Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok that helps. I'm going to assume that ours are mostly just EEs. They all came from greenish/bluish eggs if i remember right. I got the eggs from someone else. Most of them has greenish legs but some have very dark almost black legs. I'll get some pictures tomorrow.
     
  5. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Quote:You are almost correct. Araucanas have tufts, Ameraucanas have muffs/beards [​IMG]
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:You are almost correct. Araucanas have tufts, Ameraucanas have muffs/beards [​IMG]

    Well, this helps me out. I kept calling mine Ameracaunas, but both my hens have the ear tufts, and that's it. So I guess that would make them Araucanas?
     
  7. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Have you tried searching the Archives? This has been discussed at length many times before.
     
  8. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. justinszoo

    justinszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SpeckledHills,
    You beat me to it. I was gonna post the same link.
     
  10. Anne

    Anne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Heather,

    Please do post pics! That way someone can give you a positive ID on them. [​IMG]
     

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