Ameraucana Blue Color question UPDATED W/SHOW RESULTS!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Tootsie, Oct 9, 2009.

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  1. Tootsie

    Tootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This cockerel is primarily blue with some lighter coloring around the neck area, I know blue varies but is he considered a true blue or what color is he? His DOB is around 6/10/09 so he is about 4 months old now, pics taken today 10/9/09.
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    If I am in the wrong topic let me know and thanks.
     
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2009
  2. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    he is a blue- he just is not into his adult plumage all the way yet
     
  3. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i used to have ameraucanas and they look funny and not right until they hit adulthood!!! i always thought mine looked funny but their parents were just beautiful! give him time he might be an ugly duckling that turns into a swan!
     
  4. Tootsie

    Tootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! You guys are great!!!

    I guess it is better not to show him yet then??? the deadline is tomorrow, perhaps he will be ready for the spring show. What do you think?

    I have these two beautiful pullets that would be great for him then!!! a black and a blue pictured below, but their color is solid already so that is what puzzled me.
    [​IMG]I am going to show them they are about a month older than him DOB: 5/10/09.
     
  5. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pullets dont have that awkward look cockerels do and if you want to show him go for it i bet the judge will have a knowledge of ameraucanas and they might know this little ameraucana fun fact!! lol
     
  6. Tootsie

    Tootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Decisions decisions...what to do??? What would you do???

    It is between him and my 7 yr old SSH Hen and a young black polish I am not sure if it is a girl or boy????

    I only have a few hours to go to the PO and make the deadline!!!
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2009
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    My Coop
    Mine has a few flaws but he's still pretty


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  8. Tootsie

    Tootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes he is!
     
  9. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cull him.

    The silver in the hackles is BAD
    you do not want it in future breeding


    I woudn't show him...
     
  10. Bedste

    Bedste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    unless we are trying to produce a perfect flock why not let him live and be happy? I have many birds that are not show quality including 5 EE and I love them just the same. Maybe I am not understanding something.
     
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