Ameraucana thread for posting pictures and discussing our birds

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

  1. BuffyGRL

    BuffyGRL Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have had pretty good luck with Shipped eggs. My last shipment was from alicefelldown here on BYC she shipped 12 eggs, hen broke 1 and 8 hatched from the 11 set...needless to say I was thrilled considering she is in California and I am in NC

    My PO must be pretty careful or I have been lucky. I have purchased maybe 10 batches of eggs from different places and I only had trouble out of maybe 2 dozen. Although, I never get my hopes up with shipped eggs because you never know what you will get.
     
  2. earth_ma

    earth_ma Out Of The Brooder

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    Beautiful birds! Are all Ameraucana chicks bottom of their feet white? I have mostly chicks with yellow feet bottoms. I'm new to true Ameraucanas and have been buying eggs and hatching my own....hoping that sellers are truthful and are selling true breed.
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:With day olds they appear yellow, then grow to a white color. If your chicks are dark brown or brown striped they're guaranteed Easter Eggers, but if they're solid gray, black or yellow or something, I'd say you're safe. [​IMG]
     
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  4. Muggsmagee

    Muggsmagee Menagerie Mama

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    Quote:With day olds they appear yellow, then grow to a white color. If your chicks are dark brown or brown striped they're guaranteed Easter Eggers, but if they're solid gray, black or yellow or something, I'd say you're safe. [​IMG]

    Silver Ameraucanas hatch looking like chipmunks...brown stripes. [​IMG]
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Silvers are pretty rare though, and are more of a light gray chick with blacked brown stripes. I'm mainly speaking in terms of likeliness.
     
  6. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    No the silvers are more of a black/grey stripey. Different from the wellie, EE, leghorn, etc brown chipmunk pattern. Silvers are pretty rare too- I think you'd actually have to look for them.
     
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  7. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Ha Illia beat me to it.
     
  8. Muggsmagee

    Muggsmagee Menagerie Mama

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    Sorry guys...every Silver Ameraucana I've ever hatched has brown "stripes" with a lighter color inbetween. Brown being the main arrow down the back with two flanking brown stripes. NOT black, not gray. The inbetween is a taupe-ish coloring.

    The chipmunk ones are pure Silver Ameraucanas (2nd generation) I hatched last winter...they are under a red light...tried to find my best pic...I can keep digging. [​IMG]

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  9. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Yes but have you compared them to the common normal black breasted red/gold duckwing of an Easter Egger? [​IMG] They're pretty gray in comparison.
     
  10. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Quote:Right- if you put them next to a wellie or leghorn they are not the common reddish brown.
     

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