Ameraucana Color Question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by racuda, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black and blue are accepted colors in the Ameraucana Standard, but there is no splash. Why not? Does blue X blue not result in a percentage of splash like in other breeds? Or is it that splash can be produced, but it is just not a recognized color?
     
  2. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    for some reason its just not a recognized color in Ameraucana I'm just not sure why I've asked the same question
     
  3. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
    Cobleskill NY
    There are a few people out there breeding for splash. It works just the same. You just can't show the splashes, so most people just breed blues to blacks and vice versa.

    I think like any new color it would take a concerted effort by a small group to get them recognized. Seems a bit silly as they're really just a part of the blue group...
     
  4. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is interesting. I wonder if it is because there is such a wide variation of splash appearance, whereas black and blue are more uniform.

    So... I guess that means that most people only keep black roosters so that they can keep black and blue hens. What becomes of the blue roosters? Maybe they go live in mixed flocks and make baby easter eggers?
     

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