Ameraucana thread for posting pictures and discussing our birds

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

  1. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Quote:No it is not normal and it is pretty bad. Generally leakage on most ameraucanas I have seen is very minimal, but it is still not good. The comb on your black bird seems very large too for a pure bird.
     
  2. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    pips&peeps :

    Quote:No it is not normal and it is pretty bad. Generally leakage on most ameraucanas I have seen is very minimal, but it is still not good. The comb on your black bird seems very large too for a pure bird.

    Ok, i wasn't sure about him since i got him from someone. Thanks, so is it not a good idea to breed my blue pair?​
     
  3. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    For anybody that asked: "Orp-y" = Orpington-like in shape, size and soft feathering. Anyone that raises the lavenders will tell you that even the personality of the Orps shows up in this variety. The 2 breeds have different standards, and just because you have a lavender bird doesn't mean you're there. They need lots of work.
     
  4. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Quote:John's lines do not have orpington in them to my knowledge.
     
  5. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    BTW- anybody looking for wheaten chicks in the SE TN/N GA area can email me. Can't decide if I should set more eggs or not. [​IMG]
    I have Ribbeck/Tailfeathers/Meredith/Peachick hens under a clear- hackled Pips&Peeps BW roo.

    I'm really happy with how the egg color has held true with the younger girls this year.
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    pips&peeps :

    Quote:John's lines do not have orpington in them to my knowledge.

    Did he use d'anvers? I don't have any Blehm birds, but my Shaffer and Smith birds are a little on the big and fluffy, broody side. Maybe some of the personality will rub off on the stupid black hen I have. What a spaz.​
     
  7. lyric

    lyric Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hello HappyMtn, I just visited your lil blog here at BYC. It was a cute pleasure to read, thank you. I too hail from C-town [​IMG] and have been here a ilttle over 1.5 years. My new dh and I just purchased some land and are working toward living there early Fall. I am so excited so I related to how your felt and what you wrote.

    Namaste,

    Lyric

    ETA: Way cool egg holders. Where did ya find such a thing, please? Thanks in advance.
     
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  8. StrawberryHouseMouse

    StrawberryHouseMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cleveland, Tennessee
    Quote:Ive already put up the incubator for this year, if you have any young birds or chicks you'll be selling I'd be interested. I live next to chattanooga in Cleveland, Tn.
     
  9. BovieVei

    BovieVei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello! I've spent quite a few days looking at all these beautiful birds on this thread after having to get rid of our brown/red rooster [​IMG]
    I have a question:
    What do the coloring abbreviations refer to, particularlly BBS...

    Also, does anyone have started pullets available for sale who is willing to ship? Please contact me!
    Thanks!
     
  10. flower

    flower Chillin' With My Peeps

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