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

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SusanJoM, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. SusanJoM

    SusanJoM Chillin' With My Peeps

    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
     
  2. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    No they don't.
     
  3. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    Yes, they do. [​IMG]
     
  4. Cabe

    Cabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, they don't.
     
  5. SusanJoM

    SusanJoM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Youse guys are hysterical !!!!!

    Susan
     
  6. Cabe

    Cabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, we're not.
     
  7. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Oh my..I have had so many of those conversations. [​IMG] I think I've just about given up hope on educating the world. Hatcheries have really messed this up, haven't they?

    Jody
     
  8. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    Colorado
    Yes we are.
     
  9. chickenandabiscuit

    chickenandabiscuit Out Of The Brooder

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    Ha! Funny stuff:lol:
    I think they got you good Susan!
     
  10. OrpingtonDad

    OrpingtonDad Out Of The Brooder

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    Too funny! [​IMG]
     

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