Ameraucana, Gold Birchen color?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Siamesesage, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. Siamesesage

    Siamesesage Out Of The Brooder

    May 28, 2008
    hi to all..

    My hubbie and I just added this pullet to our Ameraucana flock.. I think she is a gold birchen color?? Does anyone breed this color, what do you use to breed this color, any info greatly appreciated. Her name is freckles.. lshe has awesome freckles in her beard!.[​IMG][​IMG][/img][​IMG][/img][​IMG][/img][​IMG][/img]
  2. pinkfeather

    pinkfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 3, 2007
    It looks kinda like a golden partridge. I've bred a black-tailed buff with a brassy back and gotten a color like yours. She also looks like she could be a golden penciled.
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Unusual color! Beautiful, though it is, it's not considered an Ameraucana, but an Easter Egger. The accepted Ameraucana colors are Black, Blue, Blue Wheaten, Brown Red, Buff, Silver, Wheaten & White.

    I dont know anyone who breeds Easter Eggers for specific colors, they come in so many variations. I've never seen that one before in an Easter Egger. Maybe someone would tell you what to breed to approximate that color again. Reminds me of a Golden Campine's color pattern.
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2008
  4. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    Yes, she is an easter egger. There is no telling what genetic colors she is carrying, it could be a variety of different things.
  5. KellyGwen

    KellyGwen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2008
    Lake Luzerne, NY
    I've got a few EE's that are similar to yours, they are so pretty! Although I think mine are a bit more red than yours... I got mine from the hatchery - I have no idea how to breed for this color...


    a couple of the brown ones here are leghorns...
  6. Siamesesage

    Siamesesage Out Of The Brooder

    May 28, 2008
    hey all,

    thanks for your input.. still not sure about "fRECKLES:.... I will soon, hopefully tomorrow post pics of our new Ameraucana Silver roo! We think hes gorgeous, but would love input from the more experienced Ameraucana breeders out there! We also ended up with some gorgeous white'SPLASH" B IRDS.. BOTH A young cockerel and some pullets. i know that Splash is not a recognized color in Ameraucana, but i know there are breeders of splash.. We plan on putting our Silver roo with a blue hen, a white hen and a black hen.. Does anyone know the colors we will get? We also have a blue Ameraucana roo who is with a silver hen, a blue wheaten hen and a black hen.. What would be the best color combo for the Splash roo? What happens when you breed splash to splash?

    I know, so many colors, so many options.. but we are sure having fun with these birds!
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The only thing I know is that splash to splash gives 100% splash, as long as they are truly splash birds, and blue to black gives some of each. Should be a fun project!
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2008
  8. Sebrightmom

    Sebrightmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2008
    Greencastle, IN
    I was gave this chart for Ameraucana colors
    black x blue= 50% blue + 50% black

    black x splash= 100% blue

    blue x splash= 50% blue + 50% splash

    black x black= 100% black (same color mating
  9. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    I had one that looks like yours but her father was a Buff Amercuana and her mother was a Wheaton Amercuana...yep, purebred Amercuanas but this pullet would consider to be an EE even she is purebred Amercuana. Produced some beautiful babies.

  10. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2008
    Wow, Ewesheep! It looks like your chicken even has the required slate leg coloring required of true Ameraucanas. Impressive that you were able to achieve such an unusually colored cross while maintaining the correct leg color. [​IMG]

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