Araucana, Ameraucana, or EE??? How can I Tell

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Nuggetsowner:), Mar 27, 2008.

  1. Nuggetsowner:)

    Nuggetsowner:) Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I purchased 5 beautiful "Araucana" chicks at the local farm store. The sign on the Container when I bought them said Araucana. I know they came from Hoover Hatchery out of Iowa. How can I tell if they really are Araucana?? I asked the clerk at the store who is always very helpful and to my surprise is very knowledgable (sp) about chickens. She said that they purchased them as Araucana. Are there telltale signs that will tell me what I really have? The girls are now about 4 weeks and starting to feather out nicely. I will try to post pics a little later. Thanks in advance for any help!!
     
  2. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    Well do you know that they are rumpless if they are actually Araucanas. If you know that (which I think you do), then I can't help you. But I told you just in case.
     
  3. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Haha, you know you're supposed to be posting pictures when you ask questions like this... [​IMG]
     
  4. Nuggetsowner:)

    Nuggetsowner:) Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will try to get current pics ASAP but my husband has the camera in his truck! He had to take pics of his new skidloader for insurance purposes!?! :mad:
     
  5. Shaffer

    Shaffer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nuggetsowner,
    You really need to go to the following sites:
    Araucana.net, and Ameraucana Club and research to see what you really got. They have pictures of the real thing. 9 chances out of 10 you got EE's if they came from a hatchery. You will still enjoy the colored eggs unless they all lay an off brown color depending on what the hatchery thru in the breeding pen just to get chicks to have for resale. HarryS
     
  6. Nuggetsowner:)

    Nuggetsowner:) Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought maybe there was some sure fire way to tell the difference between them?!?
     
  7. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Darn that DH!

    The main difference between a Araucana and an Ameraucana is that the araucana will be rumpless and have ear tufts. Ameraucanas will have cute poufy cheeks!

    Easter Eggers are birds of either breed that do not meet the accepted standards of the breed, i.e. off colored legs, wrong feather coloring, etc... Easter Eggers can also be a mixed bird that happens to lay a blue or green egg.
     
  8. Nuggetsowner:)

    Nuggetsowner:) Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK Finally, Here are some pics of the girls. They all have grey/green legs and most have little puffy things on thier cheeks although you can't really see them very well in the pics. I believe now that they are EE. I guess I am not too disappointed because they all really do have great personalities!

    This is my oldest son Zach's girl...Her name is Bree
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    Next is my youngest son Ben's her name is Snowflake.
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    Now we have Garrett's babies... The first one is called Autumn....[​IMG]

    And the second one is still no name[​IMG]

    And last but not least here is my Stormy...[​IMG]
     
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    soonerdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. Nuggetsowner:)

    Nuggetsowner:) Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is what I thought. So we should still get the blue/green eggs, right?? That is why my son Garrett wanted them so bad!
     

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