BLUE-AMERAUCANA eggs not all blue

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by d73, Oct 4, 2009.

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  1. Sissy

    Sissy Songster

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    I bought eggs from byc member n they are all blue,
    but what is the difference between
    anacuna ??? and ameruacana/
    forgive the spelling. sorry didnt mean to step
    on your thread.
     
  2. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    they are 2 different breeds

    Araucana- should be rumpless with tufts although many dont have both tufts or have uneven ones, or a tail

    Ameraucana- should be bearded and have muffs

    they both lay blue eggs and that is about all that is really similar with them they have other traits but I did not list them all.

    here are some of my Araucanas , a black hen and black roo

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    and here is a splash Ameraucana hens and a blue Ameraucana roo

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  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    I bet those are not white eggs. My own true breeder Ameraucanas (Cree Farms in Washington) lay eggs that are blue, but as the cycle goes on, they can fade almost to white, especially my Charlotte. They are fabulous layers so an egg almost every day and the eggs get lighter and lighter.
     
  4. dadof4

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    I must say that I have bought some eggs from her and she seems very honest. I would contact her and give her a chance to explain.
     
  5. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    I occasionally get eggs that are the color of those two green ones from my blue and black variety birds, but I would never ship them out and sell them.....

    Those eggs are for eating only. The buff variety however, does need work on egg color and that is what I tend to get from them.

    Her ad indicates that you may get white chicks from the eggs. Obviously there is recessive white in the line and she or the person she got the line from did not know how to breed birds.

    I can't tell what the lighter eggs are, if they are very light blue from older hens or white.

    I would definately contact her about them. I do know for a fact that she used to or still does have easter eggers.
     
  6. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Songster

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    I believe that Gabbards also come from the Cree line and it is late in the year.

    That could explain why they are lighter. Thank you Speckled Hen for that info. It will help alleviate some concern.

    If you e-mail her she will answer.
     
  7. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    Quote:HappyChick - I think you meant to label the top two black chickens as araucanas, not ameraucanas?
     
  8. Tailfeathers

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    I have followed Julie's website for a couple of years now. When I first heard about her, I saw that the wording for her Ameraucanas and it was pretty obvious to me that she was selling Easter Eggers. Since then she has added that she has a line from Lisa Cree. I don't recall Lisa ever telling me that any of her birds laid a green egg. There are no pictures of any of her birds on her website so we just have to go on the information that is listed.

    If Jean says that Blues, Blacks, and Buffs lay a green egg then I will have to defer to her experience. All I know is that to be considered an "Ameraucana" they must lay a blue egg. Therefore, I would agree with Jean in that I would NEVER sell a green egg as an Ameraucana.

    As for the "white" egg, my guess is that it is a VERY light blue egg. I have two of my #10 Blue Wheatens that lay a very pale blue egg. There were times during the extreme cold of last winter and the extreme heat of this summer that one of those laid an egg that was barely distinguishable as having any blue.

    With regard to contacting Julie, I would agree that is the thing to do. But I would be prepared for the call and ready to ask specific questions.

    On that note, just as a point of information, before buying hatching eggs, I would personally recommend that folks ask a lot more questions BEFORE buying the eggs than they typically do. I don't have the time to go into them all now but anyone can do a search on here with me as the Author and you should find a list of those questions somewhere. So suffice it for now to say that when someone buys eggs from me they are ID'd with more than just "BAM". Each egg is ID'd with a number that correlates directly to the parents of that egg. Plus each shipment will contain at a minimum two different lines, and usually three or four, so the buyer can breed their own birds without worrying about inbreeding as long as they toe punch (or in some way ID them) the chicks when they hatch.

    God Bless,
     
  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I agree that people need to ask many more questions than they often do. That doesn't do any good tho if the seller is intentionally misrepresenting their stock.
     
  10. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Quote:I am sure she will clarify her egg color.
     
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