Ameraucana thread for posting pictures and discussing our birds

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by hcammack, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. SteveH

    SteveH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2009
    West/Central IL
    Quote:Their backs are supposed to be moderate length and broad; breasts full and rounded. If "sleeker" refers to more slender bodied, it's not a desired trait.
     
  2. Hi! Has anybody used Vitamin & Electrolytes in their Ameraucana water and had the egg shell change color?
    I may have been a little heavy-handed when I was mixing the solution.
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    Lisa
     
  3. Chiko

    Chiko Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
    Orem, Utah.
    Does anyone have Silver Bantam Ameraucanas? I have 4, 4 week old babies and I want to know what they'll be like as adults. For some reason Google Images isn't working for me...Thank you! -Hector.
     
  4. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Their backs are supposed to be moderate length and broad; breasts full and rounded. If "sleeker" refers to more slender bodied, it's not a desired trait.


    Ahh ok thank you. All my Meredith chicks are REALLY sleek... I call them my little F-16's... they are long legged, lean bodied and fast.
     
  5. MobyQuail

    MobyQuail c. giganticus

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    Quote:forgive me,

    I like big backs and I cannot lie...you other fellows can't deny, when a hen walks by with an itty bitty comb and a round thing in your face...
     
  6. Arizonachicken

    Arizonachicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    So i have a black ameracauna roo with some gold leakage on his hackle feathers and i have a blue ameracauna cockerel with gold leakage on his back. Is this normal for roos or is it bad? Here is a pic of my blue
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    ETA his legs are not green and his comb is not that red, i dont get why they are in this pic
    Here is my Black
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  8. Christie Rhae

    Christie Rhae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Too early for me to hazzard a guess, but there's a 50% chance it's male. [​IMG]

    Are its legs and beak as yellow as they look in the pic?

    LOL! Well it is good to know my odds! lol.
    I was using a flash in the pics but I am pretty sure the color is fairly accurate. It is a wheaten so from what I understand this is normal?
     
  9. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Quote:Too early for me to hazzard a guess, but there's a 50% chance it's male. [​IMG]

    Are its legs and beak as yellow as they look in the pic?

    LOL! Well it is good to know my odds! lol.
    I was using a flash in the pics but I am pretty sure the color is fairly accurate. It is a wheaten so from what I understand this is normal?

    No, they often have lighter legs as youngsters and darken to slate as they mature, but light = white-ish, never yellow. All Ameraucanas are supposed to have white skin... [​IMG]
     
  10. Christie Rhae

    Christie Rhae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL! Well it is good to know my odds! lol.
    I was using a flash in the pics but I am pretty sure the color is fairly accurate. It is a wheaten so from what I understand this is normal?

    No, they often have lighter legs as youngsters and darken to slate as they mature, but light = white-ish, never yellow. All Ameraucanas are supposed to have white skin... [​IMG]

    Gosh maybe my camera lighting is off then. I don't have any other chick legs to compare it to. In my limited experience I would not describe it's legs as white. Definitely a pale yellow-ish. I have no doubts at all about it's parentage. So it must be my photography. I will take a look at this little guy in regular light tomorrow... maybe not with an orange back ground....lol
     

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