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Blue and Wheaten Ameraucana genetics

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

HI Folks...I have two wheaten Ameraucana hens and a blue (not blue/wheaten) rooster that my 9 year old daughter and I hatched back in late summer.  What can we expect the colors in the chicks to be?  Is it the same as if it were a wheaten and blue/wheaten cross, or is it different if you cross a wheaten with a pure blue?  Thanks.

post #2 of 7

Looks to me they would be blue and black which would come from the blue Ameracauna.  Blue is a form of Black when looking at chicken genetics.  Let us know when you hatch any.

 

 

  Cross 1   hide
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EE Blbl+ MbMb OO PP EWhEWh MbMb OO PP
blauw unicolor*E [ Beard Blue egger Peacomb ]
blue unicolor*E [ Beard Blue egger Peacomb ]
  zwart getekend goud tarwe [ Beard Blue egger Peacomb ]
black patterned gold wheaten [ Beard Blue egger Peacomb ]
 
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25% Hennen blauw unicolor*E [ Beard Blue egger Peacomb ] bold
25% Hanen blauw unicolor*E [ Beard Blue egger Peacomb ] bold
25% Hennen zwart unicolor*E [ Beard Blue egger Peacomb ] bold
25% Hanen zwart unicolor*E [ Beard Blue egger Peacomb ] bold
 
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25% Pullets blue unicolor*E [ Beard Blue egger Peacomb ] bold
25% Cockerels blue unicolor*E [ Beard Blue egger Peacomb ] bold
25% Pullets black unicolor*E [ Beard Blue egger Peacomb ] bold
25% Cockerels black unicolor*E [ Beard Blue egger Peacomb ] bold
 

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post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thank you...very interesting. I was hoping, though that we would get some wheaten as well.  We'll have to wait and see.

post #4 of 7
They would be mixed colors... Not blue(or black) and not wheaten, but a blue/blk bird with lots of color all over. The result would be as every one calls the, Easter Eggers
Breeding 2011
-Cubalayas: BB Red, Blue Red, GDW, Blue GDW, White, Red Pyle             -OEGB: Black and Wheaten
-Sumatras: Large and Bantam Black                                                         -Australorps: Black (one White hen)
-Ko Shamo: Blue Wheaten                                                                        -Brahmas: Light Bantams
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Breeding 2011
-Cubalayas: BB Red, Blue Red, GDW, Blue GDW, White, Red Pyle             -OEGB: Black and Wheaten
-Sumatras: Large and Bantam Black                                                         -Australorps: Black (one White hen)
-Ko Shamo: Blue Wheaten                                                                        -Brahmas: Light Bantams
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post #5 of 7
You will surely not get a wheaten. It's like if you mix(unthoroughly) blue and red play dough. You will get a mix of blue and red, some areas with more of one color than the other.
Breeding 2011
-Cubalayas: BB Red, Blue Red, GDW, Blue GDW, White, Red Pyle             -OEGB: Black and Wheaten
-Sumatras: Large and Bantam Black                                                         -Australorps: Black (one White hen)
-Ko Shamo: Blue Wheaten                                                                        -Brahmas: Light Bantams
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Breeding 2011
-Cubalayas: BB Red, Blue Red, GDW, Blue GDW, White, Red Pyle             -OEGB: Black and Wheaten
-Sumatras: Large and Bantam Black                                                         -Australorps: Black (one White hen)
-Ko Shamo: Blue Wheaten                                                                        -Brahmas: Light Bantams
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post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the reply.  I'm not quite hearing what I was hoping for...if I want some wheatens it looks like I need a different rooster!

post #7 of 7

On the same general subject, I have a black Ameraucana hen, and I think a blue-wheaten Ameraucana rooster (he's gold with some blue around his neck and back).

 

I really like him and his color (I am not showing chickens, though I might someday), and I don't want to kill him when I cull the flock this fall. On the other hand, I'm not sure I can justify keeping him if he's not being useful. Any idea what color offspring they might make?

 

I understand a basic genetic square, but I think chicken color genetics can be a lot more complicated than that.

 

Thanks!
 

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