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Ameracauna gender and color question

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ND Sue, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. ND Sue

    ND Sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got some straight run chicks from a breeder and I can't remember if he said they were lavender or blue.
    Can you tell me which this looks like? Also does it look like a pullet or cockerel?

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  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    blue cockerel
     
  3. AZBootsie

    AZBootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Must be a blue, because the color on my lavs is solid and much paler. I am no expert, but looks like a beautiful boy to me. I love the light and dark shading. Stunning bird!!
     
  4. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's gorgeous! I trust what Jean says after reading her sig. [​IMG]
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    pips&peeps :

    blue cockerel

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  6. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous blue boy!! [​IMG]
     
  7. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

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    blue cockerel

    Take it from the master. Jean knowns everything about them.[​IMG]
     
  8. ND Sue

    ND Sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all so much for your input and compliments! I don't know anything about this breed but wanted some blue eggs.
    I had my suspicion that he was a rooster! So far, he doesn't crow and leaves the girls alone, so I wasn't positive though.

    Can I bother you all for one more critique? This one I KNOW is a rooster! He's obnoxious and chases the hens relentlessly and is crowing. He's a brother or hatchmate of the guy above.

    I am curious about the red feathers on his back... what causes that? I assume it's a fault in the color? Or could someone have "jumped the fence" at the breeders? [​IMG]

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    Last edited: Jul 7, 2011
  9. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    I think you've got some easter eggers.
     
  10. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    I love my blue AMs and yeah I [​IMG] to Jean. I thought I had a pullet for 7 months. I got lots of different opinions and now I just wait for Jean to answer if I can't do it myself. LOL She's the Queen!

    They can be tricky sometimes.

    Your little cockerel at the bottom is concidered an EE. Still pretty though.
     

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