There is a picture of him and my lavender I posted a couple days ago.
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Ameraucana thread for posting pictures and discussing our birds - Page 2932post #29312 of 347971/7/16 at 8:55ampost #29313 of 347971/7/16 at 8:59ampost #29314 of 347971/7/16 at 9:06am
It's a bit harder to sex splash wheatens, but blue wheaten sexing follows the same guidelines as sexing regular wheatens.
Chicks that feather in with mostly black/blue wings and chest are male. Female chicks should feather in cream and light red.post #29315 of 347971/7/16 at 9:15am
Thank you,I like them! I guess thats what matters. I want to keep the black but I think he will have to go! I think I will keep the lavender roo and lavender pullet.There are two black pullets that could be split to lavender.I think the 4 of them will go in my chicken tractor.post #29316 of 347971/7/16 at 9:19amQuote:
Good to know! This will come in handy when mine come!post #29317 of 347971/7/16 at 9:32ampost #29318 of 347971/7/16 at 9:58amQuote:Originally Posted by Sylvester017
I've been following threads about other blue-gene egg layers like Araucana, Cream Legbars, EEs, Favaucanas, Isbars, OEs, etc and talked with friends who have some of these breeds. They are hit-and-miss as to production and one Ameraucana BYC breeder replied that Amer's should not be considered production birds. Well, I can have only 5 hens in my zone (and currently only have 4) so I can't afford having even just one duddy layer in the group. I won't be getting any more Amers since 2 out 3 older juvies that I had ordered from different breeders died before I had them 2 weeks. Just haven't been hardy in my experience. If I lost just one I would say it's a fluke, but losing 2 out of 3 and having only 1 survivor who is also a duddy layer tells me I better find some other breed to get eggs from. These are the sweetest birds on the planet and besides their blue eggs their sweetness is why I got them but I've shifted my focus to another sweet friendlier calmer outgoing breed - the Breda for my gentles flock. Steady layer, a kind flockmate, and definitely not the timid skittish personality of an Amer. The 4 to 5 eggs per week has been great too. I don't have the zoning or the space to get new Amer's every season for a steady supply of pretty blue eggs yearly and then send the duddy layers to the freezer. I hate to imagine sending these sweet young birds to the freezer anyway. So now I've shifted my focus to the less timid friendly calmer temperament of the Breda. No more pretty blue eggs - but then if I'm not getting any eggs what's the point of having a blue-egg bird?
Sylvester, I'm sorry you've had such a rough time with your birds, but you keep re-posting this same information over and over. We get it - you don't like Ameraucanas for production birds, and now you've found something "sweet friendlier calmer outgoing". So why keep posting? Why are you still even in the Ameraucana group if you're not looking to buy anymore, you're not trying to breed them or show them, in fact, at this point, you really only want to put them down.
Edited by samouw - 1/7/16 at 10:08ampost #29319 of 347971/7/16 at 10:02amQuote:Originally Posted by marchick
He says the blues and blacks lay the biggest bluest and most eggs.I don't know about the splash. He says the Wheaten/blue Wheatens lay smaller eggs then the blues and blacks. The Wheatens start out a nice blue but quickly change to an off white. My husband is more for the Wheaten/blue Wheatens. They are pretty! I try to make the hubby happy! Not sure he would be happy if they gave us three eggs a year! lol For me I like the BBS! My problem now is I have Two pens and need 4 for my birds plus I need one for my bunny.The third pen is going to get done soon. IF I JUST HAD TWO MORE PENS!!!!! lol I think my lavender roo and three hens will end up in my chicken tractor!
Interesting... I hatched out about 250 chicks last year and I only had 4 hens - all wheaten/blue wheaten. I only hatched from early March to May 29 and I was setting weekly, between 20-25 eggs. I had one BCM under a wheaten cock and I hatched out about 50 olive eggers last year, too.
Edited by samouw - 1/7/16 at 10:07ampost #29320 of 347971/7/16 at 10:19am
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