Ameraucana thread for posting pictures and discussing our birds

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

  1. Christie Rhae

    Christie Rhae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Be careful what you wish for!!!!

    I figure that as soon as I start hoping for hens is when I will get roosters. Isn't that like a law or something? Lol
     
  2. ParadiseFoundFarm

    ParadiseFoundFarm Goddess of Good Things

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    Quote:Be careful what you wish for!!!!

    I figure that as soon as I start hoping for hens is when I will get roosters. Isn't that like a law or something? Lol

    I've found that, and Happy Mtn will back me up on this, there are too many roosters being born in the Wheatens. Be happy with your Baltadina. [​IMG]
    Maybe Friday's hatch will yeild 12 roosters! THen what would you do?
     
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  3. Noncentzter

    Noncentzter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Out of 14 w/bw chicks that hatched back in April, 10 of them were roosters...I know what you mean!!
     
  4. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist

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    I have been hatching roosters solidly since Febuary [​IMG]
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:Seriously? Wow, I'm so sorry [​IMG] But honestly I'd love to have that right now. Lots of cheap dog food. . . . Right now hatching alone and having chicks live beyond 2 months old is oddly hard for me.
     
  6. pinkwindsong

    pinkwindsong Chillin' With My Peeps

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    does anyone know why the hen is the determining gene for sex of offspring? I find it odd that they determine the sex? what about coloring and size. [​IMG] I know in dogs the dog is the one who determines size and color, the female will have some do do with size but not like the dog.

    just wondering.. [​IMG]

    Pink
     
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  7. RiddleMe

    RiddleMe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Don't know the answer WRT coloring/size, once you get away from any sex-linked traits. But WRT the hen determining the sex, it's because birds follow a ZZ:ZW format, where the roo is ZZ and the hen is ZW, vs the standard XY:XX format of most mammals where the male is XY and the female is XX. So where in mammals the male determines sex, depending on if he passes an X or a Y chromosome to his offspring, in birds the hen determines the sex based on if she passes a Z or a W.
     
  8. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist

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    Quote:Seriously? Wow, I'm so sorry [​IMG] But honestly I'd love to have that right now. Lots of cheap dog food. . . . Right now hatching alone and having chicks live beyond 2 months old is oddly hard for me.

    Actually I did get 2 beautiful hens from your eggs though just not wheaten ameraucanas. One is a wheaten maran and the other an olive egger (wheaten ameraucana x wheaten maran).
     
  9. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist

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    Our lavender ameraucana just laid her first BLUE egg!!!
    Sorry about the pic - it was taken inside. It looks much bluer in person.

    THANK YOU DAK!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

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  10. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:Seriously? Wow, I'm so sorry [​IMG] But honestly I'd love to have that right now. Lots of cheap dog food. . . . Right now hatching alone and having chicks live beyond 2 months old is oddly hard for me.

    Actually I did get 2 beautiful hens from your eggs though just not wheaten ameraucanas. One is a wheaten maran and the other an olive egger (wheaten ameraucana x wheaten maran).

    Actually both parents were blue Wheaties [​IMG] So I'm presuming she's a normal Wheatie then? That's a first.


    Congrats on the egg! [​IMG]
     

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