What is the difference between, EE, Americana, and Araucanas?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickenchickenbulkbulk, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. chickenchickenbulkbulk

    chickenchickenbulkbulk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope that I have spelled everything right. Do they all lay blue to green eggs? Are they all basically the same fowl? Confused!??
     
  2. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
  3. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
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    Quote:You have not spelled Ameraucana right. Notice no "i". The link posted in the other post will give you a lot of information on the 3 types.
     
  4. chickenchickenbulkbulk

    chickenchickenbulkbulk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I read the recent post...it answered all of my questions. The reason for my confusion was I had bought my hens from a feed store. The chicks were marked Araucanas. I went to a chicken show and there were Black Americana's..they looked nothing like mine. Mine look just like the EE shown on this post. I have to admit..I'm kinda disappointed..Thanks a lot for your help. DJ [​IMG]
     
  5. cat

    cat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just to add further confussion, here in UK (and I am reliably told most countries outside USA) we accept Araucanas with tails, different muffs and different colours to the American standard, as long as they are representative of the original araucanas from Chile. Go figure!
     
  6. chickenchickenbulkbulk

    chickenchickenbulkbulk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why do they have to make something that should be so simple be so complicated? The hens that I have...all have muffs, beards and tails. So..are they Araucanias? or EE? Thanks CAT and BLUEY for your input and advice. DJ
     
  7. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
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    Today someone at work was telling me about her aracoonas. Yep, that's how she was pronouncing it, Ar-a-coon-a.

    I have real araucanas and some ameraucanas and one EE. Even when you show a lot of the people what the differences are they will not change what they call their birds because the hatchery they got them from gave the birds the name. [​IMG]

    As such, I did not bother trying to educate this coworker.
     
  8. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    Quote:I honestly can't answer that question but I assure you there are many people here that care greatly about the differences and these folks can really give one an education if you are interested.
     
  9. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Quote:Your birds are Easter Eggers. Here is a link to the Ameraucana breeders list . If you want true Ameraucana contact one of these people.
     
  10. rizq

    rizq Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Tennessee
    Quote:Our neighbor calls his EEs (possible off color Ameraucanas, but probably just EE) Ar-you-canas. They are definitely not araucanas and I don't know what an Ar-you-cana is [​IMG]. They are beautiful birds though and my two favorite chickens (Gypsy and Rusty) are from this neighbor.
     

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