Deleting original posting - thanks for all the help and info re. hens!

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by bargain, Nov 4, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

    8,373
    63
    326
    Apr 13, 2008
    Bowdon, GA
    Deleted
     
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2008
  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    8,429
    133
    331
    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    You might get a better response if you list them correctly as easter eggers and lowered your price.

    I give all my buddies here at BYC 14-16 eggs for real ameraucana eggs for $25.00.
     
  3. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

    8,373
    63
    326
    Apr 13, 2008
    Bowdon, GA
    deleted
     
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2008
  4. snowydiamonds

    snowydiamonds Chillin' With My Peeps

    As I learned recently, I also do not have Ameraucana's but EE's, mine are Black EE's if I choose to be "correct." The reason your's are EE's first and foremost is egg color, secondly, chicken colors. Ameraucana's lay pretty blue eggs, mine lay green and pink eggs. Mine do not have pretty green legs, either, but black- mine are hatchery chicks/now birds but there's your answer...color...egg and feather. But, I don't really understand it all yet, just learning! My Black Ee's look just like Jean's Black Ameraucana's only my roo has pretty reddish brown on his body, just a little and the eggs are not pretty blue...he's still Black Beauty to me;) And not a single blue egg, from three newly laying hens, the last pullet is nearly ready but the third girly to lay gives me a brown/pink egg.

    My girls:
    [​IMG]

    Black Beauty:
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2008
  5. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

    8,976
    36
    303
    Oct 5, 2007
    Vermont
    Quote:Those are Easter Eggers a very common mutt breed sorry!

    They are great birds and serve a purpose as a regular layer but not as a pure bred Ameraucana. Pips & peeps is right.

    you may have been cheated by the breeder you got your stock from

    Sorry,
    Henry
     
  6. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    I'll see if I can explain the difference between a true Ameraucana and Easter Eggers. There are only 8 accepted colors in the Ameraucana breed, which are Black, White, Blue, Wheaten, Blue Wheaten,Brown-Red, Buff, and Silver. If the parents of your chicks are both the same color, i.e. Black Roo + Black Hen or Wheaten Roo + Wheaten Hen, etc. then you have a true Ameraucana. But, if the parents of your chicks are from two different colors, i.e. Blue Roo + Buff Hen or White Roo + Silver Hen, etc. then you have an Easter Egger. If your bird is not pure for one of the 8 accepted colors then it is not a true Ameraucana it is an Easter Egger.

    Here is a link to the Ameraucana Breeders Club and you can see pictures of the accepted colors.

    http://www.ameraucana.org/index.html

    Hopefully, Pips & Peeps will pipe in here and correct me if I am wrong, but this is my understanding of what the difference is between a true Ameraucana and an Easter Egger.
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2008
  7. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2008
    Gainesville, GA
    Hummm, not to get OT but I don't understand how 2 pure ameraucanas could produce anything other than another ameraucana. If a black ameraucana and a blue one bred, it should still be an ameraucana, just not a recognized color. It's like saying my araucanas won't be araucanas if I let the colors mix. So, I'm curious as well.
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Some prefer to call them Easter Eggers since they dont meet the color standard. Some call them non-standard colors, yet true Ameraucanas. Depends on perspective, I suppose.
     
  9. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2008
    Gainesville, GA
    Makes sense. I know my KW chickens are mutts, many different breeds went into a KW chicken. ( what I've been told anyway) So I guess to me a mutt would be a mixed breed. Like my dog!!
     
  10. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    LOL I was wondering about that myself. I have a friend who has marans. She has black, cuckoo, blue, splash, copper, brichon, and wheaten. I have one of her blue X cuckoo. I was positive that is would still be a marans....just not a specific color. I am wondering how that works.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by