Ameracauna eggs

Discussion in 'Breeds & Genetics' started by kklove2018, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. kklove2018

    kklove2018 New Member

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    I would love to get an Ameracauna in the spring. I have heard That not all of them lay blue or colored eggs. How do I pick one that will lay colored eggs?
     
  2. jessejames

    jessejames New Member

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    I have several green eggers. I have heard of them to have the nick name " Easter Eggers " If I am not mistaken mine are Araucanas very similar to those you speak of.
     

  3. chasenjaymerrell

    chasenjaymerrell New Member

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    Easter eggers, Ameracaunas, and Aracaunas are all seperate breeds. I raise wheaten/blue wheaten ameracaunas, and could not be happier with them. Easter eggers are hatchery birds (usually an ameracauna/Rhode Island Red Cross). They do not breed true like ameracaunas. They will have green and blue tinted eggs, while the ameracauna lays strictly blue. Aracaunas are a different breed entirely, often referred to as "rumpless".
     
  4. mstricer

    mstricer Junior Member

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    I was at a show and the so called Black Ameraucana that won, laid a green egg right before the judges came through, that bird won. It was at Ohio National Poultry show. So goes to show some people cheat. I have a White EE that lays a beautiful large blue egg, better than my Lavender AM's who lay small blue eggs. I am breeding my Lavenders and soon will also be breeding Wheaten Am's. They are young right now and I need to obtain a few more eggs to get a few more.
    If you are looking for large colored eggs then I would say go with the EE's you can get a variety of color of personable birds that are friendly and talkative. I love the EE's they are also good moms. I just went with the Am's so I can use with making my Olive eggers.