I placed 9 fertile eggs under my BLRW. They hatched yesterday and today. Here were the possible combinations:
1. Blue Ameraucana/possibly Lavender Ameraucana Rooster over a Black Ameraucana Hen. My friend has all the parents. I believe these birds are lavender or split lavender based upon babies that she hatched out:
These are the really light chicks my friend hatched from this pen: The really light gray birds in the photo are the ones.
Here are my newly hatched babies that I "think" belong to this pair. They have the fluffiest cheeks. Not the yellow chicks, but the gray/blue looking chicks in each photo.
2. Blue Ameraucana rooster X Barred Rock hen: I'm not sure this one hatched. I had 2 duds in the bunch.
3. Blue Ameraucana rooster X Buff Orpington hen: I think at least 1 or 2 or these hatched. Could either one of these be this cross? The yellow and more orange-yellow chicks in foreground in each photo.
4. Blue Ameraucana Rooster X Black Sex Link hen: I have no idea if I even had one of her eggs, but we think so. I think it was one of the duds.
I have no idea which one these might be: (the chocolaty looking one on right and the darker one in the next photo).
The rooster for all of the fertile eggs was the Ameraucana. I'm not ruling out that he is an easter egger, but he may be a lavender ameraucana. The hen looks just like a Black Ameraucana and lays blue eggs. Again, I realize she could be an EE, but they are supposed to be Ameraucanas.
I know this is probably a very confusing thread, but if you're feeling real generous please chime in.
Thanks a bunch! It really won't matter what they are, but I am curious.