EE or Araucana??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MammaBear, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. MammaBear

    MammaBear Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2011
    SW PA
    Ok I am a little confused. I have been doing some reading on here..(ok a LOT of reading on here) and now I am concerned that I don't have Araucana like what I was told, but have EE's instead. Not that I would really mind, but I would like to plan my marketing strategy either way. Can anyone help me out from a couple of chick pictures? PLEASE PLEASE!!??!!

    Opinions please....
  2. greenegglover

    greenegglover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 14, 2009
    You need to go to the EE braggers thread, but cute little babies are probably from a hatchery and are EE's.
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    All Easter Eggers. [​IMG]

    With Araucanas, here's some good tips to ALWAYS follow:

    Hatcheries and feedstores don't sell them, no matter what they say.

    Araucanas don't have tails in the US except faulty ones.

    Araucanas don't have beards/fluffy cheeks in the US.
  4. Montana cluckers

    Montana cluckers Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 31, 2010
    [​IMG] Wow, I feel really dumb, cuz I thought Aracaunas and EE's were one and the same (just different terminology). hmmmmm. Do they both lay colored eggs? We got 4 baby "aracauna" chicks back in March from a feed store and they are starting to lay blue eggs. Are they really EE's? (I don't really care one way or the other - as I love them all!)
  5. jwg423

    jwg423 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 10, 2011
    EE's can lay a variety of color eggs, blue, green, brown, etc...
  6. MammaBear

    MammaBear Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2011
    SW PA
    Quote:My thoughts exactly!! then I did some reading on here and then hit the net for even more.

    Thanks everyone!! I really appreciate it.
  7. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2008
    Here are a couple araucana pics to feast your eyes on.

    Harley and his girls ( check out his tufts)

    Queen of Sheba ( no tufts but has a nice little rumpless shape)

    Henry the 8th ( georgous tufts)

    Here is a two month old Araucana roo showing the beginnings of a tufts

    Princess Di

    Hope you enjoyed

  8. Saltysteele

    Saltysteele Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
    WOWSERS!! Look at those cheeks!! [​IMG]

    i don't mind that mine are ameraucanas, i actually prefer them to all look different and have tails and fuzzy cheeks [​IMG] however, it is irritating to me that TSC sold them as ameraucanas. oh well, i know now.

    while i prefer my easter eggers over ameraucanas, i really wish more than 1 of them would have been a hen! [​IMG]

    oh well. i'll breed my daughter's favorite chicken (which is a rooster, of course) with our EE hen, my black australorps and light sussex, and hopefully will be raising some layers of colorful eggs next spring [​IMG]

    i want many colors of eggs [​IMG]
  9. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Don't feel dumb. The hatcheries all say ameracauna when what you get are actually easter eggers 99.9% of the time but how would someone know that (that hasn't done internet searches or been reading at this board)? You can only go by what they claim to be selling. When I used to have chickens in the late 80s, early 90s the colored egg layers were all called araucanas but they had tails so obviously they weren't really araucanas or even ameracaunas.
  10. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

    Sep 7, 2009
    Florida - Space Coast
    Don't get confused as there are 3 seperate birds being mentioned here.

    Araucana - have to get from a breeder, tailless, no muffs but great tuffs (cheeks)

    Ameracuana - get from a breeder, has muffs, but only available in specific colors such as Wheaten, Lavendar

    Easter Egger - hatchery birds, found at feed stores, TSC ect and lay all sorts of colors and feather in all sorts of patterns and colors.

    All are different from the other. Please feel free to add to these descriptions, those who have, and share pictures.
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