Help me understand....EE vs Ameraucanas vs Araucana

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cluckingcanadian, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. cluckingcanadian

    cluckingcanadian In the Brooder

    Mar 16, 2009
    Can someone explain the differences in these breeds? How can you tell if you actually have an Ameraucanas? Also, how can hatcheries offer Ameraucanas (by name) but really you are ending up with EEs (is this not very misleading and false advertising)?

    Not that it makes a big difference to me as my chickens are purely for hobby and enjoyment but curiosity is getting the better of me tonight.

  2. If you use the search feature, this topic has been discussed extensively, however:

    Araucanas are truly rumpless and tufted birds, and lay colored eggs.

    Ameraucanas have tails, but have muffs and beards, and lay colored eggs.

    EE's are just mutts that carry the colored egg gene. They can be a mix of anything.

    (And yes it is very misleading, and false advertising on the hatcheries part)
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 16, 2009
  3. cluckingcanadian

    cluckingcanadian In the Brooder

    Mar 16, 2009
    Thank you for your response. I will search and read and learn. [​IMG]
  4. I think there is actually a sticky thread somewhere with the details of each.
  5. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Crowing

    Jan 7, 2009
    Central Pennsyltucky
    Is the blue egg gene dominant, recessive, or one of those weird random ones?
    Jeez, I'm being a thread jumper tonight...

  6. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Songster

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    jeez, thats something i really wanna know too.
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Blue eggshell is dominant; however there are also many other genes affecting a tinted (brown) coating applied to the eggshell after it is formed.

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