Ameraucanas have a special place in my heart. Of the first 20-something chicks I bought over 3 years ago there are only 3 left and they are all Ameraucanas. Some folks like to call them ‘Easter-Eggers’ for the blue and green tinted eggs they lay. I have found they are excellent layers and obviously hardy and intelligent to have made it this long. So when I was trying to choose my replacement chicks this year I made it a point to get a few more of these sweet birds. I ended up with 3, 2 browns and a white. I’ve never seen a white one before and thought she deserved her own post!
I love a muffed chicken! Not to be confused with a miffed chicken. Those are not so cool. I should know, I’ve been pecked by a miffed chicken more than once. Come to think of it I have been pecked by a miffed, muffed chicken. Miff-Muff! Stuff and Fluff! Now I’ve got Winnie-the-Pooh on the brain. Oh, bother!
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She’s a beautiful bird, Rachel! Lovely… I wanted some, but they are hard to come by. Our local breeder said she had so many mortalities that she gave up on trying to raise them. I think there’s some kind of genetic thing going on… at any rate, she did not get the mix right and was losing whole clutches. 😦 What’s your secret?
Aww, thank you! They are sweet birds. And that is a shame about the breeder, poor thing. I don’t really have a secret. I order all my birds from a hatchery about 3 hours from here and they send them in the mail. The post man delivers them right to the store where I work. They are a day or two old when I get them and I think they give them a shot of some kind before they leave the hatchery to boost their immune system. I’ve never tried to hatch any birds but do have a hen sitting on about a dozen green eggs right now. Due to hatch any day!
I have one just like that. Her name is Marilyn (as she is blonde).
Lovely! I hope some of these girls end up laying blue-tinted eggs. The last batch were all green. 🙂
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