Blog post: Chicks!: Ameraucanas

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dave
Jun 20, 2015 5:51 AM CST

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Where did you get them?
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Calif_Sue
Jun 20, 2015 8:09 AM CST

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Local, we have several places around here the get large batches from hatcheries.. Since we can only have a small number, we couldn't mail order ourselves.
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Jun 20, 2015 9:03 AM CST

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From research I know that many hatcheries sell Easter Eggers as Ameraucanas, from Wiki "Ameruacanas traits are dominant and when crossed with other breeds the offspring will resemble the Ameruacana. Easter Eggers have been sold as purebred Ameruacanas."

I wanted a blue/green egg so either one should work. nodding

http://www.mypetchicken.com/chicken-breeds/Ameraucana-B5.asp...
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Jun 20, 2015 9:11 AM CST

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My chick looks just like the Easter Egger chick http://www.mypetchicken.com/catalog/Day-Old-Baby-Chicks/East...

My Pet Chicken sends smaller batches according to your zip code and says they are"one of only a few places that provide true Ameraucanas."
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jun 20, 2015 11:37 AM CST

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Thanks, Sue. I'm glad to see a vendor selling this breed. My usual sources for poultry are currently saying no ameraucaunas until spring, 2016! I've been thinking of getting some fertile eggs and hatching them myself.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
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Calif_Sue
Jun 20, 2015 12:48 PM CST

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Ohhh, that sounds good!
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dave
Jun 20, 2015 2:53 PM CST

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The downside though is that you end up with a straight run so 50% of your birds end up being roosters. But I can't sex them until they are older so you end up raising all these birds but only half are keepers.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Region: California Plant Database Moderator Roses Irises Clematis Garden Photography
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Calif_Sue
Jun 20, 2015 3:36 PM CST

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That's true, so maybe ordering already hatched ones are better odds, most have the 90% on getting hens.
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