EDUCATE ME PLEASE, ARACAUNA, EASTER EGGERS, AMERACAUNA

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chic-n-farmer, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    When I had these years ago they were just called Aracaunas. Please explain the differences to me. Thanks in advance. [​IMG]
     
  2. ttrjpbcz

    ttrjpbcz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am right there with you!!! I have what I think I bought as an Auracona (wrong spelling) but everyone here says she is an EEer! hehee.........either way she is sweet, but I am curious myslef~
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Araucanas and Ameraucanas are true breeds. Easter Eggers may carry the blue egg gene, but they do not fit the standard of either of those breeds. Araucanas and true Ameraucanas are relatively rare, actually.
    http://creefarm.fateback.com/ameraucana.html

    Araucanas are rumpless with ear tufts. Ameraucanas have tails and beards and muffs. Ameraucanas only come in these colors: Black, Blue, Blue Wheaten, Brown Red, Buff, Silver, Wheaten & White

    They do not have green legs, ever. There really isn't much in common between Araucanas and Ameraucanas; in fact, they really look nothing alike.
     
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  4. ttrjpbcz

    ttrjpbcz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So what would you say my girl is? If you don't mind [​IMG]

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    She is still a baby though........about 3 months old. Thank you! And don't mind the pasta sauce, she loves noodles!!
     
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  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I cant tell in the pic, but maybe it's just my eyes-does she have greenish legs? If so, she's a very pretty Easter Egger, I'd say. Several people here on BYC raise Ameraucanas and/or Araucanas and could tell you their opinion. White is an accepted color for Ameraucanas, but her legs do not seem the proper color for a true Ameraucana. She's a beauty! Nothing wrong with EEs, but hatcheries are lying through their teeth about what they're selling and I do not like that. Mypetchicken is the only place I know that really calls them what they are. I have four true Ameraucanas and one Easter Egger and they are all beautiful and sweet girls.
     
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  6. ttrjpbcz

    ttrjpbcz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep, greenish gray legs!!
    Thanks so much for replying!!
     
  7. hippiehen

    hippiehen wastefully exuberant

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    I came online with the intention of posting this very topic - thanks ttrjpbcz and speckledhen for the info!

    BTW - when I ordered mine (due in tomorrow!!!!!!) from Ideal they did list them as "Easter Eggers" on my receipt but not on thier website! [​IMG]
     
  8. Rusty Hills Farm

    Rusty Hills Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What I didn't "get" at first is that if you have different colors of true Ameraucanas and you breed them together, any offspring that are not the correct, established breed colors are considered to be EEs, not Ameraucanas. I suspect that lots of people make this same mistake that I made.

    HTH
     
  9. SusanJoM

    SusanJoM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:And, even if some of the offspring look correct, they would most likely not "breed true", which would still make them EE's....

    It's a very slippery slope.

    Susan
     

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