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Who's the momma???

Poll Results: Are all of the non feather-legged chicks pure Ameraucana?

 
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    yes, the chicks without feathered leggs are ALL pure breed Ameraucanas.
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    no, Blue Splash Marans EE chicks and Cuckoo Marans EE chicks can have non-feathered legs.
 
post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 

Hello!!!  :)

A friend of mine gave me 16 chicks. They're 2 weeks old . All of the chicks have the same father and different mothers.

possible breed combinations:

(a) Ameraucana roo X Blue Splash Marans hen
(b) Ameraucana roo X Cuckoo Marans

(c) Ameraucana roo X Ameraucana hen

How do I know which chick comes from which mother? Can you guys help me figure if out? Thanks!!

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GROUP 1 - All have feather feet

 
 

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GROUP 2 - gray/silver. yellow-legged is bigger than ALL other chicks, legs non-feathered



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GROUP 3 - cream/white, legs non-feathered

 

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GROUP 4 - three Ameraucana for sure, plus one unknown VERY light gray, legs non-feathered

 






 


Edited by Chicken5555 - 4/10/16 at 10:38am
post #2 of 4
Thread Starter 

what breeds??

post #3 of 4

I'll take a stab at this- not an expert, but I know a bit:

 

The feather foots likely have maran mothers, as that breed can have feathered feet, but Ameraucanas do not.

 

Spalsh roo x blue barred maran hen = Half splash chicks, half blue chicks, males barred, females not barred, may have feather feet

Spalsh roo x Cuckoo maran hen = All blue chicks, where the boys are barred and the girls are not, may have feather feet

 

For Ameraucana crosses, it would depend on the hen- could be a variety of colors, but won't have feathered feet. No matter what you should be seeing some really pretty eggs out of the girls in this bunch when they get older! 

Our flock: 2 African Geese, 16 Bantam Cochins, 12 Silkies, 11 Mixed Breed Bantams, 6 Japanese Bantams, 6 D'Uccles, 1 OEGB, 1 white crested black polish, and 1 very confused pigeon.
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Our flock: 2 African Geese, 16 Bantam Cochins, 12 Silkies, 11 Mixed Breed Bantams, 6 Japanese Bantams, 6 D'Uccles, 1 OEGB, 1 white crested black polish, and 1 very confused pigeon.
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post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 

Thank you ChickenHermit for your reply.


Edited by Chicken5555 - 4/10/16 at 10:40am
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