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Ameraucana Chick pictures! What colors are these chicks? and are they 'authentic"?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Bazy, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. Bazy

    Bazy Songster

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    I bought 24 hatching eggs from a lady who said (in a nutshell) she has a large flock of Ameraucana hens and THREE LAVENDER ROOSTERS. Some of the hens are also Lavender, so (I) will get some full blood lavender chicks. All the hens are Ameraucana, bearded and muffed except ONE that lays green eggs. (Easter egger) All the eggs I received were various shades of sky blue, no green eggs, and all her roosters are Lavender Ameraucanas.

    This is what I hatched:
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    Tell me these guys are Lavender? These guys????????

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    The guy on the right is the only one like him. Penguin.... Penguin again. He came from a very small blue egg

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    Black colors and a couple of feet pictures. ALL their feet are exactly the same color and kind of a blue grey color.[​IMG]


    There are 16 in all and I have to decide who to keep (Will Keep five or six and sell the rest..umm soon as Hubby says they are kicked out! Seriously, though I am only keeping 5-6. They are about two weeks old.

    Can you tell me what I have? I'm posting here because I am hoping that I have avoided the Easter Egger "Ameraucana" bait and switch. Don't get me wrong, I love them both, but I want Olive Eggers and have Black Copper Marans in the incubator to achieve just that!

    Thanks!

    Oh...by the way, My Blue Ameraucana 1 year old) (purchased at a premium price went broody on me three days before I got the Marans eggs. I gave her four of them and she has been on them for a week! I'm so worried about her! Taking her little plates of food and putting electrolytes in her water....but my Blue Laced Wyndotte pullet (no eggs, but she is six months) hangs with her all day, shares the nest as in sits right beside her and her comb and wattle has lightened, and I'm worried about them.
     
  2. Basskids08

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    Looks like the top pic are lavender. Also if any of the lavender Roos mated with any black hen, you can get black, splash, and blue I believe. Don't quote me but I'm pretty sure! If lavender Roos and Lavendar hen, then always lavender babies.
     
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  3. Bazy

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    Yay!! So three lavenders...maybe the pewter ones are blue?

    When would you expect to know if you have splash? Does their color come out later, or are they identifiable now?

    There were definitely black hens in the flock. The majority I think.

    I am very new to this, so forgive my redundant questions!
     
  4. Basskids08

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    Pic 6 looks like it could be lavender/blue. Splash you would know as it gets older, sometimes 4weeks, mine I couldn't definitely say until 6+weeks. Pics 3-4-5 look like all dark, could stay black.

    I would think the only ones that could be splash is pic 6, even though it looks to be blue/lavender
     
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