Ameraucana breeding question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SusanJoM, May 24, 2008.

  1. SusanJoM

    SusanJoM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Help me to understand where Ameraucanas become EE's?

    If you were to breed a pure Black Ameraucana with a pure Ameraucana of another color, would the chicks still be pure Ameraucanas, or would they be EE's?

    Do EE's result from crossing Ameraucanas with other breeds or with Ameraucanas of another color or....?

    Thanks in Advance
    Susan
     
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  4. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If you breed an Ameraucana to an Ameraucana, you still have an Ameraucana.

    If you breed an Ameraucana to any other breed you have EEs. For example, if you breed your blue-green egg laying to a Maran(dark brown layer) you get an Olive Egger(which is a type of EE).

    -Kim
     
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  6. SusanJoM

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    Quote:Okay, well my reading of that says that if I bred (this is totally hypothetical, 'cuz I don't even have any of these guys, by the way, but....I'm interested)....anyway. My interpretation of what I just read there is that if I mated a Red Brown with a White, for example, and because of the cross, some of the chicks conformed to neither then they would be EE's????, even though both parents were "true" Ameraucanas????

    That's my interpretation.
    But, I'm looking for clarification, and I'm patient with the learning process (if with not very much else....)

    Susan
     
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  8. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Quote:If you breed an Ameraucana to an Ameraucana, you still have an Ameraucana.

    If you breed an Ameraucana to any other breed you have EEs. For example, if you breed your blue-green egg laying to a Maran(dark brown layer) you get an Olive Egger(which is a type of EE).

    -Kim

    Kim,

    You are incorrect. If you cross breed your different color ameraucana birds (other than the acceptable ones to cross which are blue/black and wheaten/blue wheaten) then they become easter eggers. To be a true ameraucana the color has to breed true.

    Susan, your conclusion is partly correct on breeding the white to brown red. The chicks that looked as if they fit the standard probably would not breed true, therefore they would also be easter eggers.

    It is best to breed like colors together, unless you are really knowlegable about genetics and are working towards a goal, otherwise you have a bunch of ee's running around.
     
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  9. SusanJoM

    SusanJoM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks, Jean.

    I'm not actually interested in doing any experimenting, but I was trying to figure out what I was really getting if I bid on eggs which were advertised as being "true", but which indicated that the roosters are pure White and pure Silver but the hens are Red/Brown.

    Seems to me that regardless of the purity of the parents, my chicks would be EE's....right?

    Oh well...nothin wrong with EE's....I just want some of the "real" ones, too....

    And, of course, there's the right way to do that, and that's to bid on YOUR eggs......duh.....(someone needs to hit me with a bigger hammer....)

    Susan
     
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  10. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    In the next week or so I will post some pictures of my new building and the runs.

    It will help to show some people why there is a cost difference involved in raising specific breeds of chickens which require seperation.

    With easter eggers it's ok to throw everybody in together in one big pen, but with other breeds or specific colors, there have to be special runs for breeding correctly.

    Susan, I give special deals to my "BYC" friends on hatching eggs. Just send me a pm.
     

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