Are Ameracauna eggs always"Tinted"?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chicksgalore, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. chicksgalore

    chicksgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If Ameracaunas have been mixed (breeding) so much from the original Aracauna, then I'm wondering what the chances are of my Ameracauna laying brown eggs? Is this possible? She's around 21-22 weeks old and I've still not gotten a green/blue egg although I do get small brown ones that I think are all from my young Barred Rock.
     
  2. SusanJoM

    SusanJoM Chillin' With My Peeps

    You've got your Ameraucanas mixed up with EE's.
    True Ameraucanas will lay blue eggs, and they do not come from Auraucanas.
    EE's are usually descended either from Ameraucanas or Araucanas (which is why they carry the blue egg gene), but they could lay brown eggs, depending on what else is in their background. Some Easter Eggers will lay eggs which may have a brown pigment overlayed over the blue, although the closer they are to Ameraucana in their background, the more likely they are to lay blue-green eggs.

    This may help
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/breeds/ameraucanas.html

    Susan
     
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  3. chicksgalore

    chicksgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought these from the feed store back in March as "Aracauna Pullets" but I knew they weren't true Aracaunas so I thought maybe they were Ameracaunas. My one pullet-turned-rooster looks just like the roo in that website you provided Susan. I believe it was called a Blue Wheaten Ameracauna.

    So, it is probably more likely that mine did descend from Ameracauna? Is there any way to pinpoint more of what they are?

    Is EE short for something?
     
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  4. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
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    You have EE's or Easter Eggers. They are a mixed breed chicken that may or may not lay blue colored eggs. Ameraucana and Araucana are 2 distinctly different breeds and you can learn more about them by visiting the Araucana Club site and the Ameraucana Breeders Club site.

    Edited to add: an Ameraucana is NOT a mixed breed chicken. Araucana were used to create the Ameraucana but the Ameraucana is an APA (American Poultry Association) and ABA (American Bantam Association) accepted breed with its own standard of perfection.

    EE's are NOT an APA or ABA accepted breed and has no standard of which to be judged by. So yes your EE can and is laying brown eggs and will always lay brown eggs.

    If you want true Ameraucana or Araucana then you must purchase them from a reputable breeder and preferably one who is a member of his or hers respective breeds club.
     
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  5. SusanJoM

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  7. chicksgalore

    chicksgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the links; they've been interesting and informative. Yesterday I got two small brown eggs instead of 1 so I'm pretty sure my "EE" is laying brown because she and my Barred Rock are the only two due to start laying right now. I was really looking forward to blue eggs so I'm a little disappointed...I do have 3 more EE's coming in 2 weeks. Maybe better luck with them. Now I'm curious as to how they were advertised though.
     
  8. chicksgalore

    chicksgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I just checked my order from Ideal and I have 2 (instead of 3 as previously mentioned) "Ameraucanas" ordered. So, those of you who have dealt with Ideal, am I getting Ameraucanas or Easter Eggers?
     
  9. turtleblossom

    turtleblossom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Easter Eggers. If you want true Ameraucanas try the Ameraucana Breeders Club (sorry I don't know how to post the link).
     
  10. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got some EE's from Ideal. They are beautiful. I got my first egg from them yesterday, and it was a beautiful green blue color.
     

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