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Ameraucana question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by snooptwomey, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. snooptwomey

    snooptwomey Songster

    Aug 26, 2011
    Newark, DE
    I have a beautiful Ameraucana (some call him an EE since he isnt a standard color, his Ameraucana parents were Blue Wheaten Roo and Brown/Red Hen) that I want to breed to get some more ameraucana or EE chicks and I was wondering how common this breed is(just trying to figure out how easy or hard it will be to sell the chicks/pulelts and for roughly how much). I am new to chickens so I dont know whats the more popular breeds. My hens I currently have are red sex links, egg machines, but I know they are pretty common and do not cost too much. Is it better to sell fertile eggs, chicks, or pullets? My rooster isnt quite old enough to mate with my hens but it wont be long, and my red heads pump out an egg a day. So I can potentially start getting alot off eggs that will hatch EE chicks. Advice?

  2. tadkerson

    tadkerson Songster

    Jul 19, 2008
    You will produce a bunch of easter eggers. They will lay green eggs. The ones that lay green eggs will have a funny looking comb- intermediate between a pea comb and a single comb. If the male carries two genes for blue egg shell all the females will lay a green egg. If he carries one gene for blue egg shell, then half of the female offspring will produce a brown egg and half will lay green eggs.


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