confused on aracaunas,,,help

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by micayc, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. micayc

    micayc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love this site and it has been great help,thank you. Another question, I purchased "true" aracauna egg . rumpless and tufted. paid a hefty price by the way. shipped them in because no one around me has them.and was sooo disapointed when I opened the carton! [​IMG] They are not blue! [​IMG] they are shades of green! Is this right?. I contacted seller and the answer was "too many ppl worry about egg color ,when it is the chicken that is important" Well I am no expert but my mutt americanas lay brite blue eggs and I was under the impression that the egg color was in with the whole package of "true" breeds.the egs come from rumpless,tuffted chickens, so are they aracaunas or EE?
     
  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    If they are pure then they should be Blue.
    Might want to get a hold of the seller.

    Chris
     
  3. micayc

    micayc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess I should have asked B4 I bought,but I thought it was a givin that they are suppose to be blue. [​IMG]
    Any one have true BLUE eggs for sale?
     
  4. micayc

    micayc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank yyou,but now I am really bummed! [​IMG]
     
  5. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Their eggs can vary in color, but they should be a color on the egg color chart to be considered correct. Most I have seen are a turquoise color, which looks more green to some people and more blue to others.
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Some Araucanas do indeed lay greener eggs, in fact, sadly it isn't rare to find such since a lot of people breed solely for looks or just don't have time for egg color.

    My Cuckoo Araucanas lay the bluest eggs I've known, and even I'll admit, most of my Araucanas started out with greenish eggs. I still do breed Duckwings with slightly greenish eggs, but, it's a work in progress to improve color. [​IMG]
     
  7. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    They are likely true araucanas still. The breeder likely wasn't focusing on egg color, but other traits such as show conformation, feather color, etc. The araucana club egg color card does have some shades of blue/green, though it is best if the eggs are blue. I'd suggest raising them, see which hens lay the best egg (bluest), and breed from there. You never know, the breeder may be trying to improve color. Like if the hens lay greenish eggs, bringing in a cockerel from very blue laying lines and breeding the hens.

    I don't yet know if araucanas are like marans, in that their egg color changes a bit as the season progresses. It may be the case as well.
     

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