Hello from Arizona!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AZChick2, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. AZChick2

    AZChick2 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two pullets...an Amerucana and Golden Sex Link. They are just about 3 weeks old. First time chicken owner.
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] So glad you have joined us.

    I assume they are your avatar…really cuties.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Actually, the bird on the left in your avatar is an Easter Egger rather than a true Ameraucana. Easter Eggers are hybrids produced by crossing blue egg laying breeds with brown egg laying breeds so that the offspring will lay eggs in colors other than just blue. Hatcheries, feed stores, and tractor supplies often incorrectly sell Easter Eggers under the labels Ameraucana or Araucana. Easter Eggers are my granddaughter's (pictured in my avatar) favorite chickens. She loves their colored eggs. Golden Sex Link is one of a number of labels under which some hatcheries market their Red Sex Links, which are produced by crossing a red gene rooster with a silver gene hen. Not only can Red Sex Links be sexed by color from hatching, but they are egg laying machines, outlaying either parent breed. It's one of the interesting quirks of hybridization. You should get loads of eggs from that girl. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. Good luck with your two pullets.
     
  4. AZChick2

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    Thanks so much! I had no idea! So I have an Easter Egger and a Red Sex Link, very cool! I really appreciate your time and information; looking forward to learning a lot more about these two! [​IMG]
     
  5. AZChick2

    AZChick2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank You!
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our community.

    Good luck with your two chicks! They're very pretty.
     
  7. AZChick2

    AZChick2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank You, So Glad I found this site! Very Helpful Information!!
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome. There is a good article at http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2011/09/ameraucana-easter-egger-or-araucana.html explaining the difference between Ameraucanas, Araucanas, and Easter Eggers.
     
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Enjoy your pullets! Those are two great breeds!
     

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