Araucana + Ameraucana = ?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by poultrykeeper08, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2008
    Agawam , Ma
    If you cross an Araucana with an Ameraucana what does it make an EE ? I have 2 chicks from a crossing like that should i just throw them in with the layers ?
  2. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pendleton, Indiana
    If they conform to guidelines for the breed ; they could be either!
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yes, in my opinion, you can call them Easter Eggers. You can put them in the laying flock when they are close to the same size as the adults, if that's what you mean. Dont put chicks in with adult hens.
  4. Tailfeathers

    Tailfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 31, 2007
    Washington State
    Yes, they would be an Easter Egger.

    This is easily understood if one remembers that an Araucana and an Ameraucana are two TOTALLY DIFFERENT breeds and therefore the offspring cannot be considered either one when they are crossed. I just don't understand why this is so hard for folks to grasp.

    It would be the same thing as if you crossed a German Shepherd with a Collie. It wouldn't matter if the pups turned out to look like a German Shepherd and/or a Collie - they still would NOT be either.

    God Bless,
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2009
  5. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Yup EE.... because even if they conformed looks-wise to the breed standards, they would almost without a doubt not breed true. But I bet they would be some of the cutest EEs you ever did see!!!! [​IMG] My Ameraucana roos have been mating my lone Araucana gal... I'm gonna hatch some of her eggs out soon to keep in with my layers or maybe my EEs [​IMG]
  6. bikergirl

    bikergirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 9, 2009
    Eastsound, Wa
    Quote:Yep! Y dont they get it !?????? [​IMG]

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