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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by TNBlacktails, Dec 9, 2012.
Whats the diff between americauna and easter eggers???
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In my book "Storey's illustrated guide to poultry breeds" it says that The Ameraucana was bred to lay blue eggs, but without the lethal allele that the Araucana has.
Ameraucana is an APA accepted breed with 8 accepted varieties in both LF & Bantam. They lay blue eggs.
Easter Eggers is not a breed but a term applied to a mutt which is usually sold by hatcheries as "Ameraucanas" and as mutts, can come in all kinds of colors. They will usually have some ear muffs and beards of some degree as they have Ameraucana or Araucana blood somewhere in their past. They lack any standard color or variety. They are called Easter Eggers (EEs) because they produce eggs with a variety of shell colors from green, greenish blue, blue, bluish green, brown, cream, pinkish, pale yellow, even gray.
I read in another thread that easter eggers have bright green legs while americaunas have grayish green eggs. Mine have the latter. Is that correct?
And what colors do americaunas come in? I have one that "blondish", and one that's black gray and white mix. After reading this thread I'm doubting if they really are true Americaunas.
I heard somewhere that many EEs are sold as amerucanana.