Ameraucana Experts....

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Birch Run Farm, May 4, 2009.

  1. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
    VERMONT
    Evaluate this chick please, he is 8 weeks old in the second pic.

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  2. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    What information are you looking for?
     
  3. ging3rhoffman

    ging3rhoffman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Is it an EE without green or slate legs?
     
  4. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
    VERMONT
    Color correctness, beard and muff quality.
     
  5. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    It is not a standard colour or a named colour variety.
     
  6. lisahaschickens

    lisahaschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Vancouver, WA
    I know nothing about standards and quality but I think it's a beautiful color, even if it's not recognized!
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Birchrun, what variety is s/he supposed to be?

    The beard and muff look to be very nice quality. For some varieties the beard is supposed to match and in others to contrast. This is speaking in general--don't know ameraucanas specifically.
     
  8. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
    VERMONT
    He is supposed to be a blue wheaten. I have never had BW before and I know he is young just looking to see if indeed that is what he is.
     
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  9. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    He does look similarly colored by my blue wheaten cockerel; here's the most recent pic of him at 4 weeks:

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    He came from a very reputable breeder...but I'm not an Ameraucana expert.
     
  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Okay, I googled "blue wheaten ameraucana" and looked at a bunch of photos (not EEs)

    My concerns, and know this is not a breed or colour I work with, are that his gender and colouring don't quite match--he seems to display a mix of gender--based upon plumage colouring.

    In general, females have breasts of a different colour than the rest of their body--often lighter, and or more salmon. This fits your bird. However, he seems to be developing red in his male pattern areas (hackles, shoulders, back). I don't see red on his saddle, though.

    I didn't find any photos of developing ameraucanas, blue wheaten or otherwise--only newly hatched and adult. For me this is often a problem--I would love to see a set of photos of different varieties at the partially developed stages.

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