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Are these Ameracauna hens?[IMG]

Easter Eggers.

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Both Easter Eggers, and the one with the single comb is not likely to lay colored eggs.

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Really? Why is that? And you are talking about the black one, right? This is all new to me! smile.png
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The black one has a pea comb and will likely lay either blue or a shade of green. The pea comb gene and the gene for blue egg shells are located near each other and usually get inherited together. There are exceptions, but they are rare. Both genes are dominant, so if they are present, they will exhibit. Since the light red one has a single comb, she likely didn't inherit the blue egg gene.

If you got them from the same place, then they are both likely Easter Eggers, even though the black one looks close enough to meet the breed standard for a black Ameraucana.

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No crowing so far! They are 6 months old yesterday. When should I expect my first egg?
Anytime in the next month or so.
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Interesting! Thank you! They were 6 months old yesterday. When should I expect eggs?
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Update on my Chocolate Araucana project pen.   I have a few chicks in the grow out pen, nothing spectacular.  Seems all the chicks hatched early spring had pale skin but another cross back to yellow and they will be yellow skinned.   The oldest chick appears to be a cockerel, very good but he could be nicer.  The more recent chicks hatched have all been yellow skinned and much nicer chicks.  Most have been rumpless.   One single tufted, most clean faced and this one chick is awesome, double tufted/rumpless and yellow skin!

 

 

 

The chick is a little more fluffed up here.  The tufts look pretty even at this point, fully rumpless, very yellow skin.....and huge feet.  Lol.   Hoping for a cockerel

 

True LF Araucanas's, Tomaru's (longcrowers), Cemani, Jungle Fowl, Oriental Game Fowl, Guineas, Muscovy ducks, Black Spanish turkey, Mute Swan (Rachel), Llama's, Brahman type and stock cows, Exotic colored Ponies, MFT's, 4 dogs, 3 orange barn cats and my African Grey Parrot.
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True LF Araucanas's, Tomaru's (longcrowers), Cemani, Jungle Fowl, Oriental Game Fowl, Guineas, Muscovy ducks, Black Spanish turkey, Mute Swan (Rachel), Llama's, Brahman type and stock cows, Exotic colored Ponies, MFT's, 4 dogs, 3 orange barn cats and my African Grey Parrot.
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So not to really bring up the interbreeding arguement again but when I first got into chickens a guy who was into chickens told me you could breed for right generations I think that's rediculus but is it true?
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This whole discussion is why I want the Quetros and coloncas to run with my aracaunas. Get enough DNA in there and maybe some of the problems don't happen.
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