1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Ameraucana Rooster Crossed with RIR hens

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jwd0416, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. jwd0416

    jwd0416 New Egg

    5
    0
    7
    Jan 11, 2009
    I have just hatched some chicks that are a cross between Ameraucana (cockerel) and RIR hens. Does anyone have any advice on the genetics of this cross breed, egg production, broodiness, etc... Any information is greatly appreciated. I've searched the internet for information, but haven't been able to find anything.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    30,359
    144
    446
    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    It would be nice to see some pictures of mamma and daddy.... AND the chicks!

    Do you know what particular type of Ameraucana or is it an Easter Egger?

    RIR are known for laying but not for broodiness.

    The same is true of some Ameraucanas.
     
  3. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    I was told that the cross would most likely produce dark green egg layers. As far as colors go that would depend on the color of the parents. I think it would be fun to investigate this by trying it out, I just do not have the space.
     
  4. jwd0416

    jwd0416 New Egg

    5
    0
    7
    Jan 11, 2009
    I will try to get some picks posted this afternoon.

    Thanks for the info! Check back later for the pics!
     
  5. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    I have what I think is a cockerel who is the opposite, EE hen x RIR roo. He is just gorgeous. But has yellow legs, I also wonder about his genetics and if his offspring will have the green egg gene or brown.
     
  6. jwd0416

    jwd0416 New Egg

    5
    0
    7
    Jan 11, 2009
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2009
  7. jwd0416

    jwd0416 New Egg

    5
    0
    7
    Jan 11, 2009
    14 chicks and holding!
     
  8. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    They're cute!

    I hatched faverolle/EE's and buff brahma/EE's a few weeks ago. The rooster was the EE. Most of them have green legs, but a couple have yellow legs. I'm also excited to see what color eggs they lay and how they look feathered out...

    Next I am making cuckoo marans crosses. I have a marans roo and so far for some reason he only mates with my Polish and Crevecouers. What do you think those crosses will look like? [​IMG]
     
  9. tnlorprazer

    tnlorprazer Chillin' With My Peeps

    416
    1
    119
    Jun 20, 2009
    SouthWest TN
    Very cute babies!! [​IMG]
     
  10. boxleyjoe

    boxleyjoe Out Of The Brooder

    25
    1
    24
    Jan 16, 2011
    They sure look like ameraucana chicks!

    I've been crossing Ameracaunas with Leghorns and BC Marans to try to make an improved EE. I am hopeful for a better array of egg colors[​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by