Just put an order through for 2 blue wheaten ameraucanas and wheaten marans! My perfect mix to add to my small flock, Ive been searching for and searching for. I hope they are not too good to be true :( I knew I should've checked here first but I just saw blue wheaten ameraucanas and marans. Anyone get any of these? How were their egg colors?
yes, that's what I ordered. Blue Wheaten Ameraucanas. No marans. But, they said some of their girls went broody and could they substitute some olive eggers instead of some of the ameraucanas since they probably couldn't get as many as I ordered, (12, I think). I said sure, thinking I would get no more than half of them as OE's.
Well, first of all, they shipped fewer than half the total number of birds I ordered. Only 1 was BWA, and she didn't survive the trip here, DOA.
The remainder of the chicks turned out to be, from what I could tell, Blue Andalusians, either BCMarans or potentially OE's, maybe marans, (they're mostly roosters and don't meet Marans specs, but, who knows), some funky mix of polish and some who may be marans or maybe not. I don't think I got any olive eggers, they're supposed to have pea combs, (which is visible at hatch), but none of them do.
I think one of the two hens, (yes that's about all I got, the rest all roos...), just started laying and is laying a darker egg - but it's nowhere near anything I've seen on a marans color chart. It's more like a dark sex link color.
Either they're experimenting a lot trying to cross breeds, or they don't keep their birds very segregated.
Sorry to have such a disappointing story for you. hope yours turns out better.