How well do Ameraucanas lay?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by horsewishr, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. horsewishr

    horsewishr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The real ones, that is. I know EEs are supposed to lay well, but if I go to a breeder and get honest-to-goodness Ameraucanas, can I expect lots of eggs--or just extra-special eggs?? [​IMG]
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I can only speak for my two Ameraucana girls. They have only been laying a couple of months but they rarely miss a day! They are some of the best layers I have right now. I'm very impressed with Charlotte and Silver so far. It's been cold here, too, and they do not have heat or extra light in their coop, either. I won't know till later, obviously, if they keep it up all winter long, but right now, I definitely am pleased with them.
     
  3. horsewishr

    horsewishr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I ask where you got yours, Cynthia?
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well, my friend Lynn sent me hatching eggs from hers, but she no longer has the rooster. I did keep a cockerel so I do sell hatching eggs from my trio, if you want to go that route. Scout is black and the two girls are blue so chicks can be black or blue. Scout's mother wasn't show quality like his sire and had a "wild gene" in her background somewhere, so his first son I hatched has some interesting gold patterns in his black feathers, but the other two are solid black so far like they should be. They have wonderful temperament as well. Below are mine. Jody here raises bantam Buff Ameraucanas.
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  5. horsewishr

    horsewishr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they're beautiful! But I just want two, and they must be hens.

    I don't know what I'd doo if I hatched a roo (or two).

    (I must be under the influence of Dr. Seuss this morning)
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    LOL, you're rhyming! I understand, but you know, I keep all my rooster eggs and send all my pullet eggs to everyone else! [​IMG]
     
  7. horsewishr

    horsewishr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    then I'll take two pullet eggs, please.

    I'm assuming your egg-sexing machine allows you to offer a guarantee?? [​IMG]
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You can assume anything you like, LOL. [​IMG]
     
  9. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

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    i love my arocana eggs so pretty and green.
     

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