Lemme git this straight. (?)

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by JimnJanet, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. JimnJanet

    JimnJanet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Araucanas are the real deal ? The original breed. ?
    Ameraucanas are the "Americanization" of that breed ?
    Easter eggers are anything else mixed with Araucana blood to git colored eggs from another breed of chicken ?
     
  2. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought easter eggers were same as ameraucanas who's color does not meet the standard, or a mix of ameraucana and a different breed that still lays a greenish egg.

    I don't know about whether or not auracanas and ameraucanas are related. [​IMG]
     
  3. Yoko

    Yoko Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i thought they were the same thing,arcaunas(sp),americaunas,and EE's,and im going to keep beliving that
     
  4. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Google is your friend.
     
  5. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well EEers are not Amerucana's or Araucanas. They are just a mutt mix. You might be right on the others I'm not sure about that
     
  6. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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  7. WisconsinChick

    WisconsinChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:EEs are mutts, they have nothing to do with arcaunas or americaunas
     
  8. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Even feathersite doesn't have it quite right. Araucana in the US do not have muffs/beards.

    The first poster is just about right, although there will always be arguments over who came first. They are all 3 different "breeds".

    Jody
     
  9. Momma_Cluck

    Momma_Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep-- even Murray McMurray admits their "Americaunas" are NOT pureblood "Aracaunas".... but an "Americanized" version that may or may not have muffs/tufts and may be darned near any color...
    tho often other breeders try to pass off "Ameracaunas" or "Easter Eggers" as true Aracaunas...

    The biggest thing about it is that they don't allways breed true-- so the offspring may or may not have the colored-egg genetics.
     
  10. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, the OP has is about right.

    Aracaunas are the rumpless chickens that lay those gorgeous blue eggs. Araucanas and Ameraucanas are recognized as separate breeds.

    Easter Eggers, which is what you get from most hatcheries, are mutts. They can lay anywhere from a khaki colored egg to a blue, green, or pink tinted egg.
     

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