How NOT to help the Ameraucana/Americana/EE issue/cause

SusanJoM

Songster
11 Years
Apr 7, 2008
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So, this morning I was at the feed store browsing the cages of chickens that were available for purchase. I was looking at a very pretty EE hen. She look for all the world like a Salmon Faverolle with a dusty colored muff and slate colored legs; I forget what her comb was. Anyway, I said to no one in particular: "pretty bird", and the worker on the other side of the cage piped up: "she's an Americana".

Well, I should have bitten my tongue, or I should have said "why do you think so?" but instead I said (not aggressively, mind you): "no she's not".

Ouch....
Then the conversation went like this:

"yes she is"
"no she isn't"
"yes she is"
"no she isn't"....

until he walked off in a huff.....

I think my diplomacy skills need some work.....

Susan
 

Chirpy

Balderdash
12 Years
May 24, 2007
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Yes, they do.
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hinkjc

Crowing
Premium Feather Member
13 Years
Jan 11, 2007
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Oh my..I have had so many of those conversations.
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I think I've just about given up hope on educating the world. Hatcheries have really messed this up, haven't they?

Jody
 

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