Ameraucana and a Brahma Rooster

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 4redhens, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. 4redhens

    4redhens New Egg

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    If I mixed the two chickens? Good or bad idea? Please give me some insite.
     
  2. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2008
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    It would be an Easter Egger. If a hen, would lay blue/green eggs.
     
  3. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    I was told not to cross a pea-combed bird with an EE/ameracauna. Since the blue egg gene is closely linked with the comb, you increase your odds of having a brown egg layer instead of blue/green.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    EEs and Ameraucanas are pea combed, just like Brahmas. Well, most EEs are pea combed, but being a mixed breed, they can be single combed or have a "wad of chewing gum" comb.

    My suggestion is not to put a Brahma rooster over an EE or Ameraucana just due to his sheer size.
     
  5. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Quote:Yeah- I was thinking of using a pea combed splash cochin over black EEs. But the pea comb of the brown egg-laying cochin can "cancel out" the blue/green pea comb genes in the EEs. Maybe I just worded it wrong [​IMG]
     

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