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Differance btw EE's and Americaunas

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Frozen Feathers, May 20, 2007.

  1. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    Is there really one?? Hatcheries that I'm familiar w/ all sell them as both the Americauna and EE, never saying there's a difference. I've read some posts here that say otherwise. IMO, I don't think there's a difference. Does anyone know for sure? Just curious. [​IMG]
     
  2. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
  3. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    Thanks for the site, Critter Crazy. It's so confusing, do you think that the majority of chicks being advertised as Amercaunas are actually EE's? How so you really tell, I mean, my girls look like Amercaunas, (they are definitely heavier then yours) but who knows because I got them form a person who got them from a feed store. [​IMG]

    So unless a buyer is a show person or very...extremely familiar with the breed, you just can't tell. Not fair [​IMG]

    Do you think mine are EE's?? They do have muffs and beards, and dark legs, except they lay pink eggs. What do you think.
     
  4. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    It is my understanding that Easter eggers lay eggs Varying from blue, green and pink. A Americauna will lay only blue eggs. But my One Americauna lays Blue eggs, and the other lays olive green eggs. so who the heck realy knows?? My Americaunas also do not have ear tufts or beards, but the roo has a beard.[​IMG]

    As far as I am concerned My birds are gorgeous, no matter what breed they maye be.[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2007
  5. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    I just went and looked at Mc Murray, which is where my birds came from and they are described as Araucanas/Americanas/Easter Egg Chickens.

    Our Araucanas are recommended for egg laying color and ability and not for exhibition.

    which means, they are not rue anything,a nd are just mixed breeds, that lay colored eggs. so they could be just about anything![​IMG]
     
  6. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here is the page with the standard of perfection for Ameraucana's.

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

    To summarize some basic points:

    Disqualifications include presence of ear tuffs and absence of beard & muffs.

    The only recognized colors are: Black, Blue, Blue Wheaten, Brown Red, Buff, Silver, Wheaten & White

    They lay eggs with shells colored various shades of blue, have pea combs, and should have red earlobes.
     
  7. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    Oh well....they are pretty anyway. [​IMG] I say we just call them whatever we want, who needs a snobby pure bred label anyway...lol
     
  8. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    Quote:Exactly![​IMG][​IMG]
     
  9. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    You got it! [​IMG]

    My favorite boy is an EE/Golden Comet mix. It doesn't get any more mutt than that!

    He is such a great guy. He looks after his ladies so well.

    [​IMG]

    He spent all morning with this hen, making soothing purring noises while she got ready to lay an egg.[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2007
  10. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    I think Amercauna roos are so pretty, I just haven't had the best of luck with their attitudes. Maybe crosses are calmer. I would love to see a phoenix/amercauna cross. My Australorp is sitting on 1 phoenix/americauna cross egg right now, hopefully it'll hatch and it'll be a roo [​IMG] I'm hoping for the best. [​IMG]
     
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