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Ameraucana Marketplace / Re: ISO White Ameraucana bantam chicks or hatching eggs
« Last post by Suki on March 25, 2020, 02:26:25 PM »
Hi Amy


I have white large fowl.  I know of no one with bantams.  Good luck.
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Ameraucana Marketplace / Re: Ameraucana Egg Color Reference Chart
« Last post by Dawnalysce Clifford on March 23, 2020, 11:29:26 AM »
Thanks for the info, John.  I don't believe I ever got a handbook.  It would be on the shelf with my other chicken books.  I don't recall looking at it.  Will have to spring for the updated version. 
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Ameraucana Marketplace / Re: Ameraucana Egg Color Reference Chart
« Last post by John W Blehm on March 23, 2020, 11:05:36 AM »
Hi John, what all is in the Ameraucana handbook? I have an Ameraucana Bantam handbook from 1982, it this new one along similar lines?  Thanks!

All 1st time members receive an Ameraucana Handbook.  When you joined it would have been the 2016 edition with a green cover.  The latest one is from 2018 and has a blue cover.  Most of the content is the same as the 2016 handbook, but the 2018 one includes an Ameraucana Egg Color Reference Chart on the back cover.  They are $10 each to nonmembers, but just $4 each to Alliance members and that includes postage (Canada/US).
Don Cable published our original Ameraucana Bantam Handbook and I reprinted it years ago to offer to those that wanted one.  Now we've made it available, with our online Achieves, for all to view.  I've published 5 updated editions since the original.
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Ameraucana Marketplace / Re: Ameraucana Egg Color Reference Chart
« Last post by Dawnalysce Clifford on March 23, 2020, 09:57:18 AM »
Hi John, what all is in the Ameraucana handbook? I have an Ameraucana Bantam handbook from 1982, it this new one along similar lines?  Thanks!
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Are they black or dark green?   Could not quite make it out on my screen.

Black with gold print.  The last ones were yellow with black print that Burt Awards made, but they don't offer ribbons anymore.  The new place I use, Action Awards, only has gold foil printing on ribbons and I felt it didn't have enough contrast on a yellow ribbon.  The BV and RV ribbons are blue and red, respectively, with gold print.
I buy 10" ribbons, so they fit in a #12 envelope without folding and only require a 1st class stamp.
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We were running low on some ribbons and bought some new ones.  Here is a photo of a "junior exhibitor" ribbon that we'll give out this fall to those in junior competition that exhibit, but don't win RV or BV at our Ameraucana National Meets.  We've done this for a few years now, so every youth exhibiting in junior competition gets something.   

Are they black or dark green?   Could not quite make it out on my screen.
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We were running low on some ribbons and bought some new ones.  Here is a photo of a "junior exhibitor" ribbon that we'll give out this fall to those in junior competition that exhibit, but don't win RV or BV at our Ameraucana National Meets.  We've done this for a few years now, so every youth exhibiting in junior competition gets something.   
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Ameraucana Marketplace / ISO White Ameraucana bantam chicks or hatching eggs
« Last post by Amy Jensen on February 28, 2020, 10:12:19 AM »
I am looking for the white Ameraucana bantam chicks or eggs.  I am located in Wisconsin.  Please contact me at my email address: 4chickens4ever@gmail.com
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Since both Araucanas and Ameraucanas laid blue eggs, had similar sounding names and common Easter Egger origins I believe they were trying to put as much emphasis on the differences as they could.  Remember the original ABA Araucanas could have tails and be clean-faced (no tufts or muffs).  Some fanciers that don't breed Araucanas or Ameraucanas still don't know the difference between a tuft and muff.
Note how many times Don Cable mentions muffs/beards & tails in the HISTORY starting on page 4 of our 1st Handbook.
Also in our 1st Bulletin on pages 3 & 4 "Requirements" and Election Results are given.  Disqualifying Features include rumplessness...etc., but I think clean-faced wasn't mentioned or even voted on since the charter members were all on the same page when it came to requiring muffs/beards & tails.  According to the election results the most division was over the breed name and ear lobe color.
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That was a long time ago Steve, and the memory fades.   The two D.Q.'s that I see in my standard is the presence of "ear tuffs" (sic) and clean faces.   The English Standard allowed for both muffs and ear tufts in the same bird, in fact I have seen many photos of birds in the U.K. that do.   So we wanted to make double sure the lethal gene was not allowed here.   From the beginning there were a lot of clean faced breeds used to create Ameraucanas, so a lot of heterozygosity was present in many of the original birds.   The object, of course, was homozygosity in the finished product.   As you know from reading the history, we were the object of some ridicule in the early years, so we didn't want a whole lot of variation when it came to the various traits, including skin color.   We felt that uniformity was necessary to gain some respect, because a lot of mutts had been entered in shows before the Standard became a reality.   Feel free to share.   Maybe Jerry or John or someone else can add to what was said here.
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