Ameraucana coloring

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by MissD'uccle, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. MissD'uccle

    MissD'uccle Cluck of My Life

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    Hello all!! If I put a blue wheaten roo in with my B/B/S Ameraucana hens would they breed recognized colors? I have someone who wants to give me an "old" (2 years) showbird but he is blue wheaten and I've been getting together my B/B/S pen. He is gorgeous though so I'm just trying to get opinions on what that would do to my breeding pen. Thanks for the input! [​IMG]
     
  2. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    I wouldn't do it...your offspring would be (i think) BBS with red leakage
     
  3. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Absolutly not, They will make non-standard colored Ameraucanas
     
  4. SteveH

    SteveH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2009
    West/Central IL
    You may get some that are visually all b/b/s , but it really should not be done due to the red leakage in the future offspring on those that appear to be properly colored from the mating .
     
  5. MissD'uccle

    MissD'uccle Cluck of My Life

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    Thank you! Thats what I thought but wanted to double check. I'll pass on him and get a B/B/S rooster at the next show. Thanks ya'll!
     

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