White Ameracuana are one of several color varieties of Ameraucana chickens recognized by the APA. In 1984 the American Poultry Association (APA) officially recognized both bantam and large fowl (LF) Ameraucana as “standard” breeds in several varieties (colors/patterns). Ameraucana weren’t bred up from Araucana. All of the varieties of Ameraucana were created from Easter Eggers, by four breeders in the Midwest of the United States.
NOTE: Our sexors have a hard time determining the gender of the Ameraucana. As a result, their vent sexing on this breed is about 80% accurate on the average. Which is well below the normal average of 90% accurate on other breeds. Please take this into consideration when ordering females.
NOTE: It should be noted that this breed has an inherent genetic beak issue. 1 out of 100 chicks as they grow may have some variance in severity of scissor beak/cross beak. This can be best described when the top and bottom beak do not align and this condition normally will get worse as they grow. There are numerous articles and information on the Internet on this subject. Also most Easter Egger™ chickens don’t inherit the lethal alleles from their parents unlike a lot of Araucana chickens.