Confused: Americanas, Ameracaunas, Aracaunas, Easter eggers.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by yotetrapper, May 19, 2008.

  1. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Songster

    May 3, 2007
    North Central MS
    Tooo many blue egg layers. I'm confused! I bought some last year from Ideal, marked "Aracaunas". And they look like a chicken listed on feathersite as EEs. Then, I ordered some "Ameracaunas" this year from McMurray, and they are identical to the ones I bought last year. Then I bought some more "Ameracaunas" this year from a farm store, but these guys are gonna be black and white. i can tell from their feathering (5 weeks). But according to feathersite, they're not "Ameracaunas" or "Aracaunas". They're "easter eggers."

    Now, to my understanding, easter eggers are of unpure breeding.

    So are all the hatcheries selling mutt blue egg layers as "Ameracaunas" when they're not?

    Can pure ameracaunas or aracaunas even be bought from hatcheries?
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007

    I didn't want to hatch chicks, but ended up going that route to get my Araucanas. Buy from a breeder and hatch yourself. I bought from Jody on this site ( user name: Hinkjc )
    Last edited: May 19, 2008
  3. Shaffer

    Shaffer Songster

    Jan 2, 2008
    Tamaqua, NE Pa
    Have you ever considered to go to the Ameraucana CLub Site and/or site?
    These are the places that pure bred birds are and you can see pictures of some real quality birds.
    Easter-eggers are good for egg production if you get some that lay blue eggs.
    Some of the Hatcheries contract hatching eggs and they are only worried about filling their orders as long as the birds look something like you are buying but sometimes they don't.
    Good luck on your next purchase. Harry

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