Ameraucana thread for posting pictures and discussing our birds

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

  1. chickee

    chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I feel your pain! [​IMG] Out of my four BW roosters the one with the best color has a wry tail! They are four months old. Then I picked another one to keep and he developed a spikey comb! [​IMG] One of the others had a curled toe and the one that has no body faults has very yellow hackle feathers! Sheesh! [​IMG]
     
  2. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    Its ok it happens to all of us I think one of my white pullets has a solid colored feather [​IMG]
     
  3. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Quote:If it's just one, keep it!!!! [​IMG]

    Lots of whites have flecks of black in their feathers or one black feather.

    I got some w and bw chicks from a friend who purchased an order from one of the other breeders that has been mentioned on here alot lately and one of them had stubs on it's legs. I got rid of them all.......

    So, look at your birds legs everyone!!!!
     
  4. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    I think its just one or could be dirt. I'll get some pics after bit.
     
  5. Nimby Chickens

    Nimby Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Question for the Ameraucana people!

    I hatched 3 chicks from eggs I had shipped to me, 1 blue, one light blue or splash, and 1 definite splash. The definite splash is the only one with muffs! Do they grow the muffs later in some individuals? I have always noticed the puffy cheeks right away in the purebreds but I am pretty inexperienced. Are these possibly bad quality Ameraucanas or will the muffs come with time?
     
  6. Hennypen

    Hennypen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pips&peeps :

    stubs on it's legs.

    What's that?​
     
  7. StrawberryHouseMouse

    StrawberryHouseMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2009
    Cleveland, Tennessee
    Quote:What's that?

    Are they talking about spurs?
     
  8. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Quote:They should have muffs when they hatch. If they are muffless then I doubt they will get any muffs.

    ~ Aspen
     
  9. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Sometimes they go through a "fugly" stage where they look like they don't have a beard and muff. But if they had them as chicks, they should have them as adults.

    Stubs are feathers on the legs.
     
  10. FOGELLY

    FOGELLY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What's that?

    Are they talking about spurs?

    They are talking about feather stubs.
     

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