Ameraucana thread for posting pictures and discussing our birds

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

  1. Muggsmagee

    Muggsmagee Menagerie Mama

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

    This needs to be clarified...when a blanket statement is made that all assumed EE chicks have brown stripes and can therefore NOT be a pure Ameraucana, that is not true. It wasn't referred to reddish brown, or blackish brown, or any other type of brown...just brown. People that care to learn more about the colors of the Ameraucana breed need to be informed accurately. Happymtn, I also raise Wellies... I LOVE THEM [​IMG] ...and you are very correct in saying they are reddish brown when hatched, that doesn't pertain to what was originally mentioned in offering breed advice.

    Chipmunk chicks with brown stripes are common in EE's. True. Silver Ams chicks have brown stripes. Also true. We can't assume it is EE's. Silvers are not at all that rare...not where I'm sitting anyway. Most times I expect people have EE's before pure Ams...as that seems to be common place...but let's not count every newcomer out. [​IMG]
     
  2. JenEric Farms

    JenEric Farms GOOGLE GENIUS

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

    This needs to be clarified...when a blanket statement is made that all assumed EE chicks have brown stripes and can therefore NOT be a pure Ameraucana, that is not true. It wasn't referred to reddish brown, or blackish brown, or any other type of brown...just brown. People that care to learn more about the colors of the Ameraucana breed need to be informed accurately. Happymtn, I also raise Wellies... I LOVE THEM [​IMG] ...and you are very correct in saying they are reddish brown when hatched, that doesn't pertain to what was originally mentioned in offering breed advice.

    Chipmunk chicks with brown stripes are common in EE's. True. Silver Ams chicks have brown stripes. Also true. We can't assume it is EE's. Silvers are not at all that rare...not where I'm sitting anyway. Most times I expect people have EE's before pure Ams...as that seems to be common place...but let's not count every newcomer out. [​IMG]

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  3. Hennypen

    Hennypen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look what I just put into the incubator. [​IMG]

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    I'm also looking for show quality wheatens. Prefer chicks that will be shipped since I've had huge issues with shipped eggs. Anyone have some show winner line WA's for sale?

    Thanks!
     
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  4. Hennypen

    Hennypen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Same here. I consider myself VERY lucky to get 3 chicks. But stoked with even one.

    Yep, they are so addictively cute.
    Shipped eggs are like lotto scratch offs; you never know how much the prize will be. [​IMG]

    No kidding. I'm done with shipped eggs. Out of about 24-28 Exchequer Leghorn eggs in three different boxes... I got a grand total of three, yes 3 chicks. And those were NOT cheap eggs. I'd have been better off having the breeder hatch the eggs, paying for the box and shipping.
     
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  5. Muggsmagee

    Muggsmagee Menagerie Mama

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    Quote:The color is amazing on my computer! Congrats!
     
  6. Hennypen

    Hennypen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!

    They're amazing in real life to. All from the same hen. The problem is she hates the rooster and hides from him. I may have to do AI if these eggs aren't fertile.
     
  7. AmyJ

    AmyJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Gorgeous egg color!
     
  8. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Quote:Nice!

    I have chicks, but they are pick up/deliver regionally only at this time.

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  9. Hennypen

    Hennypen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HappyMtn: Do you have pictures of your parent birds? I don't think I'm 'that' far from you. I'm N of Atlanta.
     
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  10. Christie Rhae

    Christie Rhae Chillin' With My Peeps

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