What is the difference?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by YoYofranko, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. YoYofranko

    YoYofranko Out Of The Brooder

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    Is the ameraucana the US version of the araucana? Or are they two different breeds? Just curious as we have a lavender araucana cock, not sure we can get ameraucana's in England, never come across one if there is. Might be a very stupid question, i'm still a chicken learner lol. Thanks
     
  2. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are two different breeds. [​IMG] You can check them out on the breeds index page.
     
  3. YoYofranko

    YoYofranko Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thanks just seen a picture of a ameraucana and they do look different. I'm guessing you can buy them here then, must be pretty rare and maybe of a different standard.
     
  4. Chris09

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  5. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Since you are in the UK, your standards for the araucana are different from U.S. standards of the araucana, too. Supposed to be the same breed, but are bred in two radically different ways. Here in the U.S. the focus is on rumplessness and ear tufts, while in the UK they are supposed to have beards, muffs, and a tail (much like the Ameraucana breed here in the U.S.). Both standards for araucanas call for blue eggs, but when you compare pictures of the two, hard to think of them as the same breed.
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:I believe that both the US and British standards for araucana require tufts.
     
  7. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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    Quote:I believe that both the US and British standards for araucana require tufts.

    The UK Standards very differtly. A lady on the island (PEI) breeds UK Araucanas

    The us Stanard must have tufts
    the UK version can have tufts or muffs

    The UK Standered says it can have a tail or can be tailless (if i remeber correctly)

    The UK says it can have a creast (not 100% sure just from what i read).
     
  8. Sonoran Silkies

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  9. YoYofranko

    YoYofranko Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh right that's very interesting thanks guys. Was trying to add a picture of our's but cant work out how to do it. He has a very beautiful tail [​IMG]
     
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