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What do you get mixing Buff with blue? Or buff with red browns?

I have too many roos.  I hate this part of hatching, etc.  So tomorrow some cockerals are heading to auction.sad

Is there anything neat that can come from keeping a buff Ameraucana cockerel for my EE flock?   I have no buff pullets to go with him/  I have a wheaten ameraucana and a blue roo for the EE flock, but these guys have all get along pretty well together, so perhaps I can get by with 3 roos.  I will keep him if he might make something pretty. 

Thoughts on what buff can create?

I have some really pretty 'lemon blue' EEs, and 'blue/wheaten ish' EEs as well as red brown EEs.

Thanks.


Edited by Solsken Farm - 10/12/08 at 2:00pm
Jennifer

Copper Black and Wheaten Marans, Brabanters, Ameraucanas and EEs,
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post #2 of 8

how many EE hens do you have? That sounds good the mixes with the EE's will just be really pretty purer EE's that probably lay a nicer egg color.

Henry

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post #3 of 8

Check the chicken calculator chart. It's a little confusing, and I'm not positive that it's absolutely right about the buff genetics, but it's a lot of fun and may give you some good ideas --

http://home.hetnet.nl/~h.meijers69/overzicht.htm#kipcalculator

post #4 of 8

Hi there,

When I mix varieties of any breed, I always get huge variations in color & color combinations in the offspring.  I don't think the results would be predictable with any amount of accuracy.  But there's ALWAYS the possibility of getting some really gorgeous mixed-variety birds!

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Originally Posted by amazondoc 

Check the chicken calculator chart. It's a little confusing, and I'm not positive that it's absolutely right about the buff genetics, but it's a lot of fun and may give you some good ideas --

http://home.hetnet.nl/~h.meijers69/overzicht.htm#kipcalculator


LOL Love this thing I have been playing with it since I saw your post

Faverolles Fanciers Club, Susquehanna Poultry Club, and Ameraucana Breeders Club.
Check out the new Faverolles Fanciers website http://faverollesfanciers.webs.com/
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Faverolles Fanciers Club, Susquehanna Poultry Club, and Ameraucana Breeders Club.
Check out the new Faverolles Fanciers website http://faverollesfanciers.webs.com/
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post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by amazondoc 

Check the chicken calculator chart. It's a little confusing, and I'm not positive that it's absolutely right about the buff genetics, but it's a lot of fun and may give you some good ideas --

http://home.hetnet.nl/~h.meijers69/overzicht.htm#kipcalculator


Danke, Doc!  This chart is great and I have not seen it before.  Okay, I will keep one of the buff cocks too. 

Henry, I have 7 EE pullets and some blue and black Ameraucana pullets.  I also have 2 black Ameraucana cockerals.

Anne, you are right.  Who cares what I get.  They'll be beautiful.

I just HATE the plight of roosters.  I have lots......and I love them.

Thanks very much.


Edited by Solsken Farm - 10/12/08 at 3:25pm
Jennifer

Copper Black and Wheaten Marans, Brabanters, Ameraucanas and EEs,
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=106931
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Copper Black and Wheaten Marans, Brabanters, Ameraucanas and EEs,
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post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by Solsken Farm 

What do you get mixing Buff with blue? Or buff with red browns?

I have too many roos.  I hate this part of hatching, etc.  So tomorrow some cockerals are heading to auction.sad

Is there anything neat that can come from keeping a buff Ameraucana cockerel for my EE flock?   I have no buff pullets to go with him/  I have a wheaten ameraucana and a blue roo for the EE flock, but these guys have all get along pretty well together, so perhaps I can get by with 3 roos.  I will keep him if he might make something pretty. 

Thoughts on what buff can create?

I have some really pretty 'lemon blue' EEs, and 'blue/wheaten ish' EEs as well as red brown EEs.

Thanks.


Buff on blue = blue and black leaking non black or non blue

buff on red brown will produce a light colored (not the black) red brown

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stuff happens


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