Araucanas/Americanas

wyliefarms

Songster
11 Years
Aug 19, 2008
1,865
5
161
Fowlerville,MI
Those roos are easter eggers. Not true Ameraucana's. Ameraucana's lay blue eggs. Check out the Ameraucana Breeders Club webiste for descriptions and such.
 

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Songster
10 Years
Mar 20, 2009
632
9
141
Taneytown
Thank ya much, Still quite the newbe not 100% about them other than they came from McMurry Hatchery..

The blue and green eggs are what I am after tho:)
 

Sonoran Silkies

Flock Mistress
11 Years
Jan 4, 2009
20,149
406
421
Tempe, Arizona
If it came from a hatchery, it's an Easter Egger.

Araucanas don't look anything like either ameraucanas or Easter Eggers. They are rumpless and have tufts. In the US they never have beards or muffs. Ameraucanas have tails, beards and muffs.

Araucanas and ameraucanas lay blue (not green, pink or olive) eggs. Easter eggers can lay just about any egg colour.
 

ChickenWisperer

Songster
11 Years
Jun 30, 2008
2,525
13
193
KY
Your birds are Easter Eggers. I'll give you a quick description



Araucanas - SQ have ear tufts (different from muffs) and are tail-less. Have a pea comb. Suppose to lay blue eggs. Come in certain colors. Can be cleanfaced and tailed, but that means they are NOT show quality.


Ameraucanas - SQ have muffs, and tails. Have a pea comb. Supposed to lay blue eggs. Come in certain colors.


Easter Eggers - A mutt chicken - a cross between a blue egg laying bird (Ameraucana or Araucana) and any other breed of chicken (usually a great egg layer). They usually have muffs and a tail, and usually have a pea comb. Dont come in certain colors, seeing as they are mutts. They can lay any color egg, but usually lay green, sometimes blue.
 

Tailfeathers

Songster
12 Years
Dec 31, 2007
1,883
55
198
Washington State
Hi,

I'm an Ameraucana Breeder. I would suggest doing a search on BYC for "Ameraucana" or even me as the "Author" and you will find a ton of info already been written.

God Bless,
 

Jenski

Songster
11 Years
Jun 17, 2008
2,177
18
181
Middle Tennessee
Already plenty of good advice posted here - - but let me add that your roo is quite a handsome fella! Beautiful markings.
 

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