Araucaunas?????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by eggoland, May 28, 2012.

  1. eggoland

    eggoland Out Of The Brooder

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    I got two 10 month old hens yesterday. I was told they are Araucaunas. I am a NEWBIE!!! Are they, if not what are they?? HELP[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    They are Easter eggers. Many hatcheries/people call and sell EE as Ameraucanas or araucanas. Those girls look as if they have had a rough life.
     
  3. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I agree - and they look way over mated. In need of some recovery.

    True Araucanas are rumpless - which means they don't have tails.
     
  4. eggoland

    eggoland Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!! Yes free range & many roos with them, 100 for sale. My pullets I got this spring don't lay yet. At $4.00 a doz for eggs around here. These girls will more than pay for themselves by the time the others start laying in Aug/Sept. Then chicken dinner.
     
  5. farmguy5

    farmguy5 Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone know ware I can buy some of these birds
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    You can purchase Easter Eggers from just about every hatchery there is. They are usually marketed as Araucana, or Ameraucana; but they do not meet the breed standard for either breeds.
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2015
  7. esme13

    esme13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    meyershatchery have easter eggers and other blue/green layers.
     
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    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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