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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Settler'sDreamFarm, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. Settler'sDreamFarm

    Settler'sDreamFarm █ [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]

    Aug 7, 2008
    Ontario, Canada :)
    Has anyone ever gotten Araucanas/Americanas from McMurray Hatchery? Are they just colurful easter eggers? Could you post some pictures?? Please and thank you!! [​IMG]

  2. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    I have not, but yes they are just colorful easter eggers. [​IMG]
  3. lovemychix

    lovemychix Songster

    Oct 14, 2008
    Moulton Iowa
    Araucanas have no tail....that's the difference. And color and type if u get specific.
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    And we can't forget araucana have tufts. Ameraucana and EEs have muffs and beard. Also, modern Araucana would never lay brown or "pink" eggs.

  5. jossanne

    jossanne Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico


    These are both McMurray easter eggers. I think they're around 12-14 weeks old in these pictures.
  6. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    [​IMG] Here are my three Araucana's (from HinkJC's stock)


    One with tufts, one rumpless, and one pretty girl.
  7. herechickchick

    herechickchick Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Quote:That polish in the background is a hoot!

  8. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Songster

    Apr 26, 2008
    Theirs are actually Easter Eggers but I bought a few just for the colored eggs. I do want a pure Araucana someday. I have a Araucana/Cochin right now that is one of my most fave chickens. She has the tufts and rumpless of an Araucana but she also has the feathered feet of her Cochin sire.

    From http://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/

    "Easter Egg Chicken", This unusual breed gets its name from the Indian tribe of Chile where they were first discovered. Araucanas lay beautiful colored eggs of blue-green shades from turquoise to deep olive. These natural Easter Eggs will amaze your friends and make a great "show and tell" project for school. Adults are of medium size with pea combs and our breeding stock is selected for their ability to produce colored eggs. They exhibit a wonderful combination of colors and color patterns and 10 or 20 of these birds make an absolutely beautiful laying flock that is extremely hardy and will be the talk of the town. Baby chicks come in all colors, plain and fancy, just like the adults. This is a unique breed and great fun to have when the colored eggs start coming. Our Araucanas are recommended for egg laying color and ability and not for exhibition."
  9. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    Ameraucanas are a separate breed from Araucanas and Easter Eggers. They come in eight recognized colors and just because your bird is a certain color doesn't mean it is genetically pure and will breed true. You can read up and see pics and ask questions here.

  10. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Apr 22, 2008
    upstate SC

    One of my roos but his comb is wrong though he was shown this way.


    Another nice boy.

    All our Araucanas are rumpless.

    This is a hard breed to get right and put in front of a judge but they are gorgeous and we love their eggs.
    I love my EE's and they lay pretty eggs but we also like our pure Araucanas so we work hard to produce some nice offspring.
    It just depends on what you want.

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