What is the difference between an americauna and Easter egger??

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Michael OShay

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Ameraucanas are a true breed with muffs, a beard, and slate blue legs that lay only blue eggs and will breed true. Easter Eggers are hybrids produced by crossing blue egg layers with brown egg layers to produce offspring that lay eggs in colors other than just blue (olive, green, beige, and sometimes even pale pink). Unlike true Ameraucanas, EEs have no set standards and will not breed true. Hatcheries and feed stores often and incorrectly market their EEs under the label Ameraucana (frequently misspelled as Americana or Americauna). There is a good article at http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2011/09/ameraucana-easter-egger-or-araucana.html explaining the differences between Ameraucanas, Araucanas, and Easter Eggers.
 

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