do blue ameraucanas lay blue eggs?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by EricH, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. EricH

    EricH Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Since you are still getting them from a hatchery, then, yeah, you can still have a good possibility of them being green-blue, khaki green, or just plain green. MPC usually gets their "new" stock from Gabbard Farms, but Gabbard Farms is just another hatchery who advertises as a quality breeder.
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    If they are from a hatchery, they are Easter Eggers, which means that SOMEWHERE in their ancestry was a bird with a blue egg gene. If you want real ameraucanas (or araucanas for that matter) you need to purchase from a breeder, and then yes, they will lay blue eggs (assuming that the bird is a hen [​IMG] )
     
  4. EricH

    EricH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well do you guys know any "breeder" that sells hatching eggs for blue ameraucanas?
     
  5. Organics North

    Organics North Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ehh not so sure one can use that blanket statement here. I have not got Blue Ameraucana from MPC so I do not know for sure.. What differentiates them is the in fact sell Easter Eggers as Easter Eggers not as mis spelled Ameraucana!!!
    So I personally give them some benefit of the doubt here. Also I have noticed the Blue Ameraucana they offer are very limited in number available which also could be an indicator they are true.

    I would call them and ask! Ask for egg pics.. Getting a blue egg is hit or miss even with top private breeders, many Ameraucana have a hint of green in the egg.

    The only thing I have ordered from MPC is EE's some lay an almost blue egg, some green, some off white, some light brown. My Ameraucana are from a breeder Paul Smith..

    Hope this helps!
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