Are Ameraucanas naturally mean and bullies?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by EggWalrus, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    I'm glad you figured out what was causing the problem.
    Can you post a few pics of your chicks?
    We can tell you if they are true Ameraucanas or EEs.
     
  2. EggWalrus

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    I can a little later. I'm trying to beat a storm and finish weed eating before the bottom falls out.
     
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  3. Texas Kiki

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  4. EggWalrus

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    Here they are. Some are starting to get their combs and they have all had full beards since bringing them home. 20180327_184132.jpg 20180407_165726.jpg 20180407_170042.jpg 20180407_165645.jpg
     

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  5. EggWalrus

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    I uploaded pics but they're gone now. will try again tomorrow. Sweet dreams.
     
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  7. Texas Kiki

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    I've been happier with my EEs; better layers, fun colors, generally nice birds, and from three different hatcheries over the years.
    My one and only experience with SQ Ameraucanas was not as good; beautiful birds, very poor laying hens.
    I'll stick with the EEs.
    The problem is about truth in advertising. Ameraucanas are a breed that come in specific colors, and they lay blue/aqua eggs. EEs are crossbreds that can be any color, and lay (more) eggs that can be tan, shades of green, blue, pinkish, whatever.
    Mary
     
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  9. Texas Kiki

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    Both of my Easter Eggers lay blue from Ideal Poultry. They are keepers.
     
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  10. EggWalrus

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    Oh well. If they don't lay blue, I could always eat them, except the Lil Lady has gone and got "attached" to them. At least for now.
    Can someone post a few pics of some true Ameraucanas? From what I've read, Auracanas have feathers that stick out about their ears and are tail - less. But Ameraucana hens have sideburns and a tail. The Cocks are supposed to have a tail and sideburns, but also a full beard with a long Goat-T sometimes. But my info is from Google images, and it can be wrong a lot of the time.
     

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