Amerucana / Easter Egger
Why we like them: Adorable like a chipmunk with a mouthful. These chickens sport cute tufts which make them easy to identify. If you are looking to add color to your egg basket, they are ready to offer it to you.
Egg Color/ Frequency: Gifts 3-4 Aqua Blue eggs a week
We only hatch from the most gorgeous aqua blue eggs, however, on occasion you may get a hen that lays a different color such as green, tan, pink or even yellow.
Personality: This breed is recognized by children and adults that want colorful eggs from an aesthetically pleasing chicken. They are unique and beautiful looking birds. They are very cold hardy breed.
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No Preference: The feather color will be our choice. This option is best if you have a hard time deciding between color choices or you want to save a significant amount of money on an amazing breed. History: APA standards regulate birds with true and stable phenotypes. They are referred to as Easter Eggers when they possess the blue egg gene but don't fully meet the specifications of Ameraucanas. They offer unique splits of genes which add a vivid expression of various traits and colors. While non-replicable states are often considered undesirable to APA standards, their unique beauty is admired. Easter Eggers are a great choice for families that want colorful eggs without the price tag of a rarebreed.
Blue: This feather color appears like a solid dark gray and is often the most desired rare Amerucana color.
Splash: When breeding for blue, some offspring will result in a splash of whiite and blue feather colors.
Black: Solid black Amerucana's are recognized by the APA and often used for show.
Lavender: Breeds true to a light grey color.
We offer multiple options at time of purchase to let families determine which sexing method is best for them. We provide as much information on our website in effort to help families make the best decision based on their situation and lifestyle.
For families looking for a cost savings and want both roosters and hens, we recommend ordering unsexed chicks. We provide additional assistance to families purchasing unsexed chicks and end up with more roosters than desired. Roosters purchased as unsexed chicks from us get an intake fee discount in our pet rooster Gentleman's Club. Unsexed chicks are offered as is without any life insurance coverage.
Female Chick Coverage
Our female sexing coverage is designed for families that live within city ordinances that do not allow roosters or families wanting a free home for any accidental rooster. To qualify for rehoming, the rooster must be healthy. If the family decides to return the healthy rooster, a store credit in the amount of original purchase price is provided. As a family, you decide if you would rather return the healthy boy(s) for credit or if you have fallen in love with the boy(s) and prefer to keep him/them without credit.
Depending on the breed, sexing accuracy can range as low as 50% (bantam breeds such as Silkies), 90% (standard breeds) and as high as 97% (auto sexing breeds). To learn more about how we sex baby chicks based on breed and how you can sex as they age, View: How to Sex Chickens
Female sex covered chicks are eligible for our prorated life insurance.
DNA Sexed Female Chicks
For families that get emotionally bonded quickly and do not want to risk a future discovery of a rooster, we offer DNA sexing . DNA sexing is the only true accurate method of sexing baby chicks. You will receive laboratory results certifying 99.9% accuracy. DNA testing is a significantly higher financial investment. In most cases, it is 3x the cost as (1) female sex covered chick.
Our DNA sexed option is offered as "Next Available" or as a pre-order. Once enough chicks hatch and are available, we submit multiple chicks for testing for each DNA female chick ordered. The labaratory results can take 1-2 weeks after sample submission.
Time flexiblity of order fulfillment is needed for this option. Once your order is ready, we communicate via text (to the number provided at checkout) that your order is ready for pick up. DNA sexed chicks need to be picked up or delivery arranged within 7 days of text. We are not able to extend free boarding. If exceeding 7 days, the orginal order will be forfeited. We are able to provide a store credit to allow reordering minus a $65 DNA testing fee.
DNA Sexed Female chicks are eligible for our prorated life insurance.
Balance accuracy with financial investment
The sexing decision is one that needs to be made at time of purchased and the original order cannot be altered once the order is fulfilled. It is important as a family to determine the right balance between sexing accuracy and financial investment for your family’s situation.
To help reduce the financial loss due to a predator attack, pet sitter mishap, illness, unnoticed birth defect, and/or accident resulting in death, we offer a generous complimentary Life Insurance for chicks purchased as female.
Time of loss is calculated from time of pickup to the time photo proof of loss is received via text to 303-359-9484.
<24 hours = Store credit of 100% of original purchase price
<48 hours = Store credit of 75% of original purchase price
<72 hours = Store credit of 50% of original purchase price
<10 days = Store credit of 20% of original purchase price
*No credit issued for female chick loss experienced over 10 days unless purchased with our Complete Flock Starter Kit which includes our organic feed and brooder. We extend the prorated life insurance coverage up to 30 days with the Complete Flock Starter Kit purchase. This extends 20% store credit for loss reported between day 10 and day 30.
Our unsexed chicks are deeply discounted. Thus, there is no life insurance coverage of any kind for roosters or unsexed chicks. Do not adopt any chicks that you do not want to take full ownership of their current and future health. Life insurance does not provide coverage for any vet or medical cost you decide to incur to help support the well being of your flock. The sole purpose of this coverage is to provide financial relief in the unfortunate event of needing to replace a deceased chick.
In the event of a loss, text a photo of the decease chick to phone number 303-359-9484. Provide any details of what you think may have occurred and which breed the chick was. Arrange a time to come out and select a replacement chicken. Bring your receipt or provide first and last name that your order is under.