Ameraucana thread for posting pictures and discussing our birds

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

  1. Ivywoods

    Ivywoods Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2010
    Hiawatha, KS
    Quote:Faults or not, he is beautiful. I have some wheatens that are a couple months old. I hope they turn out well. They are one of my favorites, and are the friendliest of all my ameraucanas. I just love them.

    It looks like you have a fairly nice set up and that your birds have a lot of nice grass to romp around in!
     
  2. stonecottagefarm

    stonecottagefarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Her tail may change some when she molts out but I wouldn't hold my breath. As far as the hackles go I would just make sure the hens have clear hackles themselves that's all you can do. I would grow out ALL of their first offspring that way you know what they are kind of producing and you can make changes accordingly. I wouldn't cull any until 6 months of age or older unless they have major major faults.

    Is this pair from the same hatch?? They both have very high tail angles and if you breed them together, you are only going to reinforce that trait.​

    I don't think so, one was hatched last August and one was hatched last July. I can find out for sure though on the parent lines. Would you cull for ticking on the hackles usually or can that be bred out?

    I have more chicks coming soon from Hodges Farms so I will wait until those feather out along with the chicks from this pair.
     
  3. KKatknap

    KKatknap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks Ivy [​IMG] My husband did a great job on the coop and the yard. In fact, it's to Wyatt's credit that they have a fenced yard. DH adores him and didn't want him completely free-ranging because he knew Wyatt would sacrifice himself for his girls. He really does have an amazing personality (Wyatt, I mean...well, my husband, too [​IMG] ). For that reason alone, I will keep Wyatt on...his perfect behavior is well worth passing on. The Wheatens do have wonderful personalities - I am sure you'll be happy with yours. [​IMG]
     
  4. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    Quote:That looks like my hen Lucy. Where di you get her?
     
  5. SteveH

    SteveH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2009
    West/Central IL
    Quote:Congratulations!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    One of my (4) Ramey buff roos.

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  7. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    Quote:[​IMG] I'm SOO jealous
     
  8. SteveH

    SteveH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2009
    West/Central IL
    I've been hatching eggs from my now deceased Ameraucanas; thirty some eggs from a white Ameraucana roo over three white hens and four B/B/S hens. Only two hatched that are obviously recessive whites............................. and several chicks are mystery genotypes. One of these has feathered now and is white with smokey highlights; another couple have feathered very light blue and could nearly pass as lavs. Has anybody experienced this or recognize the genotype? These are two of my last hatch [there's a white laced red Cornish in the pics also]. They have blue down with dirty white to silver white backs and dots on the backs of head and/or neck. [I cleaned the feeder and floor after taking the pictures.] [​IMG]

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    This is the most extreem of these blue and white patterned mysteries.
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  9. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Steve- that last chick looks like it will be blue barred. Crazy! Did you get your whites from Jean?
     
  10. SteveH

    SteveH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2009
    West/Central IL
    Quote:No; and the chick with that boldest pattern has very dark shanks for a day old. I suspicion some of my first sets were not clean from the B/B/S being under two Dark Cornish that were not previously getting the job done............................... this set had to be clean................. and judging by egg color and shape were out of the B/B/S eggs and for sure the white roo [who came from Anne Foley through Lori Waters.]
     

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