Ameraucana thread for posting pictures and discussing our birds

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

  1. ParadiseFoundFarm

    ParadiseFoundFarm Goddess of Good Things

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    Quote: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

    That baby is from my girls' eggs. I jsut hatched out some and they do start out more light yellow than white and darken to blue in a few weeks starting at the knuckles on the toes. I just went back and took a better look at that picture and the legs do look ORANGE! I've never seen that here on the farm nor have I had any reports of that from our offspring. Got to be the photography. What are you feeding the spoiled chick Christy?
     
  2. ParadiseFoundFarm

    ParadiseFoundFarm Goddess of Good Things

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    Quote:What happened?
     
  3. FOGELLY

    FOGELLY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote: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

    That baby is from my girls' eggs. I jsut hatched out some and they do start out more light yellow than white and darken to blue in a few weeks starting at the knuckles on the toes. I just went back and took a better look at that picture and the legs do look ORANGE! I've never seen that here on the farm nor have I had any reports of that from our offspring. Got to be the photography. What are you feeding the spoiled chick Christy?

    Christy,
    Don't stress my chicks from Denise had similar looking legs and beaks. All of them are now slate. I have probably have paid more attention to the development of these chicks than any other breed we have raised. The reason is that I am not familiar with their color development and wanted to get good mental images for the future. Your chick looks like our BW's looked at that age. Your still a few weeks away from being able to determine gender. By the way since we raise Quail for simplicity I feed every bird on our place Game Bird Feed. This may effect the color of their legs it centanly seems to in my RIR which are much deeper yellow when they are feed the Game Bird Breeder.
    I would also like to say they are by far the most tame chickens I have! My wife is already asking me when they will be laying so we can raise some more.
     
  4. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    I will have chicks available to ship out today on the 24 hr auction thread.

    Mostly buff birds, I had someone from Hawaii e-mail a couple times and wanted chicks from me. When I went to get the import paperwork done after I set the eggs, they wouldn't respond to any of my e-mails.
     
  5. 1000islandspoultry

    1000islandspoultry Out Of The Brooder

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    When I went to get the import paperwork done after I set the eggs, they wouldn't respond to any of my e-mails.

    Well now, isn't that frustrating! [​IMG]
     
  6. Harris5

    Harris5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pips&peeps :

    I will have chicks available to ship out today on the 24 hr auction thread.

    Mostly buff birds, I had someone from Hawaii e-mail a couple times and wanted chicks from me. When I went to get the import paperwork done after I set the eggs, they wouldn't respond to any of my e-mails.

    Bummer about the import paperwork.

    What 24 hour auction thread?​
     
  7. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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  8. Christie Rhae

    Christie Rhae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pips&peeps :

    I will have chicks available to ship out today on the 24 hr auction thread.

    Mostly buff birds, I had someone from Hawaii e-mail a couple times and wanted chicks from me. When I went to get the import paperwork done after I set the eggs, they wouldn't respond to any of my e-mails.

    Well it just goes to show I should not take things personal. At first I thought this post was referring to me just because I live in Hawaii. lol​
     
  9. ParadiseFoundFarm

    ParadiseFoundFarm Goddess of Good Things

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  10. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

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    Can anyone answer my question? Its two pages back.
     

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