Murray McMurray and "Aracaunas"

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Telitha, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. Telitha

    Telitha Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 1, 2013
    In their catalog they have it listed as "Aracauna/Americauna" and do state that they not show quality but for egg laying. My question is: Are these just EE?
  2. canesisters

    canesisters Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 18, 2011
    most likely
  3. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 12, 2010
    Safford, Arizona
    I dont trust catalog. the only way to get the purebreds is through a reliable breeder . most catalog chickens dont always looks like their pictures !
  4. Telitha

    Telitha Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 1, 2013
    I understand you don't get good quality from hatcheries. I just thought it was odd they lumped the two together like that. I wouldn't mind some EE, just wondering what to expect if I did order those.
  5. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2011
    It's just what they do. I don't think anyone has ever figured out why hatcheries mis-label them. But, the fact that MM calls them "Easter Eggers", "Araucanas" and "Americanas"(sp) all in the same description while they are all 3 different types of birds is a good clue that you'll get a mix of mutts. Mutts aren't bad, they're pretty cool, actually. And, the price is much less than you would pay for a purebred bird.

    What to expect - All Easter Eggers.
  6. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2009
    Ashtabula, Ohio
    Yes, they are Easter Eggers.
  7. MIchickens

    MIchickens Poultrygeist

    Dec 1, 2012
    Fostoria, Michigan
    A little info on Murray McMurray. I received my chick a week ago (27 Jan 13). I ordered 47 total chicks of various breeds. I even went as far as to call my main post office hub and ask them to call me and I would pick them up whenever they got there. I received the call at 11:00pm on a Sunday. I drove the 2 hours round trip to get them faster to reduce the stress....if I had waited to get them from my local post office...who knows how many more would have died. 2 of the chicks were DOA in the box when I opened it. Later that day 3 more died. And the next day 3 more died. 1 day after that I only lost 1. Also, I ordered 4 Golden laced Wyandotte's...they didn't ship them to me. Their was a sticker on the inside of the box that said they said they ran out. Now keep in mind I ordered these chicks 3 months in advance. So there's no excuse for not sending them.

    OK, now I have 3 chicks with crossed beaks and 1 with an eye problem. I will probably cull them tomorrow.

    I would suggest trying to find a local hatchery around you and buy them from there. I am not happy at all with McMurray. Although their people were very nice on the phone each time I called...I believe their chicks are sub-standard. Be prepared to lose a 1/4 of them due to death or sub standard breeding.

    I'm just
  8. honeyb

    honeyb Out Of The Brooder

    yes!!!! In their catalog they have it listed as "Aracauna/Americauna. they are two different breeds! aracauna are rumpless
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2013
  9. gg706

    gg706 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2011
    Araucana can only be obtained from a proper breeder. No hatchery that I have ever seen sells Araucana.
    pics of some Araucana so you can compare to EE= totally different! mine are pet quality and were never intended to be show birds if you want exceptional quailty be prepared to PAY for them!



  10. Cassidy Love

    Cassidy Love Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2013
    Georgetown Indiana
    Huh I ordered arucana/ Americana This is good to know

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