My third try--2boys1homestead

drumstick diva

Still crazy after all these years.
Premium Feather Member
11 Years
Aug 26, 2009
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262,989
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Out to pasture
Welcome to BYC. I too have trouble posting from time to time. I think it's because I try to start before everything has been downloaded. I'm not the most patient person.
 

Michael OShay

Crowing
5 Years
May 14, 2014
25,581
2,436
438
Montana
Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Do you have a particular breed in mind?
 

2boys1homestead

Chirping
5 Years
Sep 30, 2014
139
11
68
Pewamo, MI
Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Do you have a particular breed in mind?
I'm hoping to get Araucanas or Ameraucanas. Not really sure what the difference is (besides geography), but they are the ones I have my heart set on at the moment.
 

Kelsie2290

Free Ranging
Premium Feather Member
9 Years
Feb 18, 2011
36,684
4,932
586
Ohio
Ameraucana and Araucana are two different breed that have strict written standards, dealing with color and their physical description that the birds have to match to be considered as their respective breeds. http://www.ameraucana.org/standard.html and http://araucana.net/ are the websites for the parent clubs, they have write ups on their facts pages about the differences between them all. .. Mostly Araucana have ear tufts and no tails (and tend to be hard to breed), Ameraucana have beards and muffs and tails. Both breeds have long threads on BYC https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...for-posting-pictures-and-discussing-our-birds and https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/288425/araucana-thread-anyone Easter Eggers are probably the most popular colored egg layer, they are mixes with usually one of the two breeds in their ancestry, a lot of commercial hatcheries and feed stores etc will sell them incorrectly as Ameraucana/Araucana… if you are looking mostly just for colored eggs, they are a wonderful choice for a laying flock.
 

2boys1homestead

Chirping
5 Years
Sep 30, 2014
139
11
68
Pewamo, MI
Ameraucana and Araucana are two different breed that have strict written standards, dealing with color and their physical description that the birds have to match to be considered as their respective breeds. http://www.ameraucana.org/standard.html and http://araucana.net/ are the websites for the parent clubs, they have write ups on their facts pages about the differences between them all. .. Mostly Araucana have ear tufts and no tails (and tend to be hard to breed), Ameraucana have beards and muffs and tails. Both breeds have long threads on BYC https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...for-posting-pictures-and-discussing-our-birds and https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/288425/araucana-thread-anyone Easter Eggers are probably the most popular colored egg layer, they are mixes with usually one of the two breeds in their ancestry, a lot of commercial hatcheries and feed stores etc will sell them incorrectly as Ameraucana/Araucana… if you are looking mostly just for colored eggs, they are a wonderful choice for a laying flock.
Thanks for the info!

I've seen these clubs online. Are they worth joining if I only intend to lay eggs with the chickens? I don't plan on doing any shows or selling the chicks or anything like that.
 

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