In the Brooder
- Jun 2, 2011
Oh we will love her. My daughter was so excited when we got her. She's a very docile hen.
Mostly, I'm just annoyed that people are mislabeling these birds. I guess I'll have to do my homework next time!
Yeah, I understand why it happens. Also, the feed stores buy them from the hatcheries like that and label them the same so it just perpetuates it more.Since some hatcheries sell EE's under the name Ameraucana (Sometimes spelled Americauna to differentiate) it's no wonder people make mistakes. After all, most trust the hatchery as to what they are buying. Then if people breed their hatchery stock it can perpetuate.
But no mater, I've had both and the EE's lay more eggs and more varied colors and are both heat and cold hardy. Over all, they're my favorite birds.
My opinion only, you need the Ameraucanas only if you want to show or if you paid the higher price it would be nice to have the real McCoy, but given my choice, I'll take the EE.
x2Looks like an EE to me. While most lay bluish or greenish blue eggs they can lay any color including pink, brown, white or tan. Since the pea comb tends to be associated with the blue egg gene I would suspect a bluish or greenish egg. That is what mine all lay.