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What is a Easter Egg chickens real name?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by agirly4chicks, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. agirly4chicks

    agirly4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 16, 2009
    Hamilton, Georgia USA
    I really want to get a few but I don't know there real name. Please help a new chicken lover out.
  2. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    hatcheries call them by amaraucanas (sp?) or aracaunas
  3. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    Mutt/Crossbreed, take your pick. they are breed just to get a colored egg, they will not breed true.
  4. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    My novice understanding:

    They go by several names. They're not an official breed, they're "mutt" chickens that have some Araucana (which is a real, but hard to find and breed) type of chicken. Some hatcheries sell them by Ameraucana, which is a blended name referring to the fact that the EE chicken has some Araucana blood.
    They lay tinted eggs. Most Ameraucanas lay blue/green eggs, but mine either isn't laying yet or lays a brown egg.

    Anyone, correct me if I'm wrong!
  5. colby318

    colby318 got 'dottes?

    Jul 14, 2008
    Stamping Ground, KY
    LOL. Order Ameraucanas from any hatchery and you'll have your Easter Eggers. That's what happened for me and Mt Healthy. The hens look totally different from each other but their eggs sure are pretty!

    Colby in KY
  6. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
  7. Tailfeathers

    Tailfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 31, 2007
    Washington State

    I would recommend doing a "Search" on BYC for "Ameraucana", "Easter Egger", or even me as an Author and you will find a plethora of discussions and information that should answer all your questions.

    God Bless,

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