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Lindsay Helton

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Purchasing Quality Ameraucanas
« on: May 19, 2020, 03:34:00 PM »
People raise Ameraucanas for various reasons. Some people enjoy collecting a blue egg from the nest box. Other people enjoy having them as pets. This post is directed specifically towards individuals that want to purchase quality Ameraucanas in an approved variety with the intent to breed them towards the standard. The color varieties that are currently approved in large fowl are wheaten, blue wheaten, black, blue, white, buff, silver, brown red and self blue. The color varieties that are currently approved in bantam are wheaten, blue wheaten, blue, black, silver, brown red, buff and white.

The following is a list of questions that you may want to consider asking an individual prior to purchasing Ameraucanas from them.

1. What color varieties are you raising?
2. Do you own a copy of the American Poultry Association Standard of Perfection book?
3. Are you breeding your birds towards the standard?
4. How do you have your breeding pens set up?
5. Can I see pictures of your breeding stock?
6. Are you showing your birds and having them evaluated by a licensed poultry judge?
7. How are your birds performing in poultry shows?
8. How long have you been a breeder?
9. What are some things you are working on in your pens?

Serious breeders will be able to quickly answer the aforementioned questions.

Hopefully this post will help you as you look for quality Ameraucanas! The Ameraucana Breeders Club Breeder’s Directory is a great place to start your search.

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