Ameraucana Projects Thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chicken stalker, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. jerryse

    jerryse Overrun With Chickens

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    Your rooster must have been a barred carrying silver and over hens carrying gold.If so then your cockerels will be split for silver and gold.They will throw silver and gold 50/50
    to their chicks no matter if these cockerels appear pure for silver.So do not give up there is still hope.I had the same problem.My cuckoo rooster carried silver and I bred him to red/gold hens.I got all light chicks.Some hard to describe from the partridge EE.I picked up a crele rooster at the sale bard and have him over my silver and the two red hens.Try again.
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  2. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    I will be growing them out just to see how they turn out anyway. The new project I have started will still be autosexing, just no beard/muff. I figure I already have the wyandottes and other sexlink makers for our dual purpose birds so I have a new vision. It will be almost rhodebar color (maybe barring over red quill color) or just plain red barred but the type will be more leghorn and it'll have tufts. When we used to breed araucanas, I always prefered the tufted tailed over the tufted rumpless. I'm thinking they'll have yellow skin, pea combs, and white earlobes and should lay blue eggs. If I get some white egg layers, it'll just be part of the fun.

    I will keep everyone updated on the progress of the chicks. If they turn out nice enough, I might just have a pen of silver autosexing EE birds. So far, there are a few silver duckwing colored pullets with barring and a few young birds that are barred columbian (deleware) colored. I will try to get some pics soon
     
  3. pmessner

    pmessner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No luck locating buffs and in a moment of mental lack of focus bought ebay eggs. I had wanted to work with pure good quality Ameraucana so I'm not sure why I did that... would like feed back on these pics.... what do you all think of these birds... can I call these ameraucanas or are they just easter eggers? I work weekends so I can't get to any poultry shows easily...

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  4. pmessner

    pmessner Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Very pretty chickens, but they are Easter Eggers.
     
  6. pmessner

    pmessner Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    I think type is good on them. They need a little more consistency in the color. Like- either buff or red, but not both. You know? And the leg color would need to be slate. I see yellow in there.
     
  8. pmessner

    pmessner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cool... thank you for the critique
     
  9. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here are my two paints... Hoping to get eggs soon!!
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  10. Hangtown Farms

    Hangtown Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    I might be partial but you need a crele penedesenca rooster [​IMG]
     

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