The nerve of some people....

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by ChickenWisperer, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2008
    So, went to the Kentucky State Fair this year, as I have every year for the past several. But I came upon something a tad irritating today.

    Walking by, I see a cage of very obvious mutt Easter Eggers, labeled as Ameraucanas. No bid deal, completely used to it. The birds are nice, well taken care of, but very obviously not purebreds. I noticed, attached to the cage, there is a paper. With MY picture of MY now deceased Blue Ameraucana cock, Titan! It's a Wikipedia article print-out on Ameraucanas.You can see it, and my picture, here. I really don't care about that; my watermark was there, and she wasn't claiming she owned him/the photo.

    The really irritating part of it is that included in the article, is a bit about the confusion with Easter Eggers - but she so conveniently left that off the print-out.

    And what gets to me even more, is that right across from that, I found some "Araucanas". A bunch of Easter Eggers who had suffered having their TAILS PULLED OUT. [​IMG]
  2. Zinnia-Hen

    Zinnia-Hen Live & Let Live

    Jan 29, 2011

    If our 4-H leader saw us faking or putting any falsely marked cross breeds out, we'd most likely get our butts wooped. [​IMG] He swears by the Poultry Standard of Perfection...
  3. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    [​IMG] For crying out loud. The Idiocy of some people.. [​IMG]
  4. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2008
    I know. I laughed at first, at the sign - talked about how rare they were, etc but then I saw their tail feathers ( or lack thereof ) and it went sour. And that first woman... just... GAH! [​IMG]
  5. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    You should have asked to speak to the barn manager immediately. They need to be made aware of these types of BSers. Flipping idiots...I would have raised one heck of stink right then and right there.
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    People. [​IMG] The biggest upset to me is the tailless EE thing. That is REALLY really pushing it!!! I'm really curious, were the tailless EE's bearded too?

    Wow, the Wikipedia page has changed, but, those chicks on the bottom are Easter Eggers
  7. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    Boy, that made my eyes roll. Pulling out the tail feathers is a common practice to sell young cockerels as pullets. Now they do it to meet a breed standard?
  8. Lisa202

    Lisa202 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2010
    Long Island NY
    Can you guys tell me what the difference is between an EE, an Araucanas, and Americaunas? I have heard so many different things about which ones are real and which ones are mutts. Is there a real EE and a mutt EE? or are all EEs mutts to the other 2. I'm so confused [​IMG]
  9. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
    Half Way, Missouri
    Quote:I am confused too You see I thought Americanas were EE's and the true breed was Araucanas? The Wiki article on Araucanas seems to be right on. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  10. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Quote:There is a whole thread about this somewhere - this question comes up A LOT. Confusion is common.

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