Cinnamon queens, Brahmas, Americaunas...which

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Momagain1, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Songster

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    would you get?

    I can get 5 dh said now lol..and I found a store that has these that will let me get 5 instead of their min. 10..

    but...cinnamon queens; arent they red sexlinks? I already have 5 of them...

    I have no brahma or americaunas...

    but they dont lay white eggs right??


    does anyone have CHICK pics of brahmas...I know the Americ. ones can vary bigtime..
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    Now if you are getting them from a feed store the 'Ameraucanas" will actually be EE's-but those are great birds too-personally I would get 3 EE's ( colored egg layers) and 2 brahmas...I lerv me some colored eggs:)

    yes CQ's are Red sex linked -Love them too as they are always my best egg layers!
  3. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Songster

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    so what happens if I get my 5 and next wk the other store gets the white silky brahma????? wahhhhhhh

    or that what a regular brahma is?? heck I dunno..
    I dont seem to find pics fo the am I gonna get the right ones lol
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    REAL Ameraucanas do not vary. [​IMG] Easter Eggers, what your feedstore has, do vary but are still recognized by having a beard and often coming in striped patterns.

    Brahmas are usually gray and white or gray and brown, depending on the color, and have fuzzy legs. There are no "Silky" Brahmas, what you're thinking of are Silkies, a bantam sized white bird with furry feathers. [​IMG]

    Cinnamon Queens are indeed sex links.

    I personally would choose the Easter Eggers (what they call Americaunas) - They lay green and sometimes blue eggs, and are sometimes quite pretty.

    Brahmas from a hatchery or feedstore to me are a big disappointment. Naturally the Brahma breed is HUGE and magnificent, with a bold expression and broad head as well as a nice streamline back. . . Hatchery/Feedstore Brahmas are average laying hen size and look like your average hen, but with feathered legs. They're still very sweet though! [​IMG]
  5. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

    May 15, 2010
    Why not get a few of each?? [​IMG]

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