what's the difference...???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chick_in_Indiana, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. Chick_in_Indiana

    Chick_in_Indiana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got an aracauna from the farm store today. I looked at some pics on feathersite and it looks more like an americana. can you tell any differencenes when they are so little??
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Where did the store get their chicks? If a hatchery, it's neither an Araucana or an Ameraucana, but an Easter Egger, you can almost bet your life on it.
     
  3. GwenFarms

    GwenFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its my understanding that there are no true Aracaunas in this country, there are only American bred Americaunas. I'm sure there are some private breeders that may have them, but not hatcheries. Its our version of it, very close, but not pure bred so there for can't be called an aracauna.

    Speckled Hen, I thought Easter Egger was a euphamism for Americauna???
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

  5. GwenFarms

    GwenFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I spell it different every time I type it in...hmmmm..its a good thing its not my job to define the breed [​IMG]
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yep, it's one of those names you just have to learn to spell, I guess, like someone's surname.
     
  7. Chick_in_Indiana

    Chick_in_Indiana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cackel in missiori does that sound right? the tub said aracauns. but i totally believe you guys. what does an easter egger look like? full grown and chick? is an ee and americana the same thing?
     
  8. GwenFarms

    GwenFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm getting my chicks in from cackle this week. You can see a pic of it on their website. They have a great catalog.

    http://www.cacklehatchery.com/araucana.html

    These are Americaunas as listed in parenthesis. They call them Araucanas, because this is, essentially, their version of Araucana.

    Edited to add:
    I found a link that explains it all WAY better than I can, in fact I'm gonna read it again after I post it. It has pics and all.

    http://www.araucanasonline.com/page5.html
     
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2008
  9. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

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    Thanks for the great websites-I feel reassured that the ameraucana wheaten and blue wheaten eggs that I bought are the real 'ameraucana with a rump' deal! [​IMG]
     
  10. GwenFarms

    GwenFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm glad the lilnks helped. BTW I got my chicks from Cackle and they were perfect [​IMG]
     

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