Why Can't Hatcheries Keep Pure Ameraucanas?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BovieVei, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. BovieVei

    BovieVei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Every commercial-grade hatchery doesn't seem to give you Ameraucanas, just Easter Eggers. Why can't they seem to have pure breed Ameraucanas? How much different is that than having other purebreds? How/why did they become mutts?
    Is anyone else irked by this?
    Lol

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  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Oh, it sells well if you say Ameraucanas instead of EE. It has been going on for so long so as long customers go for it, they will continue to buy them.
     
  3. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Probably the same reason they can't breed anything true to type...or even close? [​IMG]
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Why Can't Hatcheries Keep Pure Ameraucanas?

    We keep asking that question. Sigh.​
     
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    As long it brings in the money, they don't care.
     
  6. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:Not to make this a hatchery bash but I don't know to many hatcheries that have what I would call "purebreds" stock in any breed.
    They sell Rhode Island Red that look nothing like a Rhode Island Red, Barred Rocks that are more Cuckoo than Barred, Wyandottes that have Single Combs and the list go's on.

    If you want "purebreds" stock you will have to go with someone that takes pride in there stock and also breeds and culls to the American Standard of Perfection and that for the most part is a breeder.
    Hatcheries care only for quantity and not quality.

    Chris
     
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  7. BovieVei

    BovieVei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bleh. How annoying and unreliable. I love EE's, but when I want an Ameraucana, that's what I want.
     
  8. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    Quote:I'm pretty sure theres a Ameraucana breeders list... You could see if any of those breeders are in your state! [​IMG]
     
  9. BovieVei

    BovieVei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Not to make this a hatchery bash but I don't know to many hatcheries that have what I would call "purebreds" stock in any breed.
    They sell Rhode Island Red that look nothing like a Rhode Island Red, Barred Rocks that are more Cuckoo than Barred, Wyandottes that have Single Combs and the list go's on.

    If you want "purebreds" stock you will have to go with someone that takes pride in there stock and also breeds and culls to the American Standard of Perfection and that for the most part is a breeder.
    Hatcheries care only for quantity and not quality.

    Chris

    True, I guess the difference is just easier for me to see between EE's and Ameraucanas...
     
  10. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Contact Pips&Peeps...she shows her birds and breeds them very well....I have bought several things from her and I've seen her birds in person at shows! [​IMG]
     

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