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:One pretty egg does not mean they are all that color. [​IMG] I have Shaffer and had a Lav from Jean and a couple of splits from Jean. I have gotten blue to blue-green to blue-gray from these Lavs. This year I bred my Shaffer Lav cock to my three best Smith Black hens. The splits will be bred back together next year. I anticipate I will use only these Lavs to move forward. That's the plan for now anyway.

    Thanks for answering my question [​IMG] I have 2 lavender and 2 split pullets (Shaffer x Paul) to work with, and I have a similar plan [​IMG]
     
  2. chickee

    chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a question about the body type on my Lavender roosters. They have great big muffs and beards (like the one in my Avatar) but it seems like their bodies look too thick like an Orpington. Is type more important or feather color, beards and muffs? [​IMG]
     
  3. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    "Build the barn before you paint it".

    Muffs and beards would be considered type.
     
  4. chickee

    chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

    pips&peeps :

    "Build the barn before you paint it".

    Muffs and beards would be considered type.

    Thanks Jean [​IMG]
     
  5. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pips&peeps :

    Still working on feather quality and he has some of that weird "steel" colored shading. If he looks any good when mature, I may cross back to black again.

    I've noticed some yellowish feather shading on the back of my almost 18 week old Roo (Lav Am). Is this normal? Will it go away?
    Steve​
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:I've noticed some yellowish feather shading on the back of my almost 18 week old Roo (Lav Am). Is this normal? Will it go away?
    Steve

    Got a pic?


    Some Lavenders out there do indeed have a little leakage, but some also just plain get a bleached effect pretty early, the same as blues do.
     
  7. Ivywoods

    Ivywoods Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2010
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    There are people wanting to buy some of my ameraucanas, and I am wanting to thin down to just what I want to keep for breeders. I'm still having trouble picturing the exact body type I should be looking for. I can weed out combs and tail angles easily, but this body type has me still rather blank. I always tend toward picking the larger bird, so I'm afraid what "might" appeal to me would be what others call the "orpington" type.

    I haven't posted pictures yet because they are free ranging and it is difficult to get pictures of them. They tend to hid in the weeds, especially with some of these hot days we have had.

    I would say "overall" mine have good beards and muffs, a couple have too high of tail angle and a couple have goofy combs.

    I think what I need are some sillouette pictures, front, top and side to look at to get the picture in my head of just what I should be looking for.
     
  8. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I've noticed some yellowish feather shading on the back of my almost 18 week old Roo (Lav Am). Is this normal? Will it go away?
    Steve

    Got a pic?


    Some Lavenders out there do indeed have a little leakage, but some also just plain get a bleached effect pretty early, the same as blues do.

    I'll try and get some tonight...
     
  9. earth_ma

    earth_ma Out Of The Brooder

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    A quick question here: Do ameraucana chicks keep the beard and muff fuzz until the true feathers come in?
     
  10. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    Quote:In my experience some do and some don't. I've had a few chicks that look almost clean faced but when their real feathers start growing in they have full beards/muffs.
     

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