Ameraucana thread for posting pictures and discussing our birds

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

  1. ParadiseFoundFarm

    ParadiseFoundFarm Goddess of Good Things

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    Quote:lol!! never too nerdy! [​IMG]

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  2. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

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    just hatched 8 healthy lavenders from Happymtn. I love them! [​IMG] [​IMG]

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  3. stonecottagefarm

    stonecottagefarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Got my order for wheaten ameraucanas after waiting paatiently for months and I was sent the wrong breed chicks! [​IMG]

    We have one rooster and one hen right now. I need to breed out the ticking in the hackles, too high tail feathers for the rooster. And for the hen I need, I need more black in the tail. Does anyone have any chicks or hatching eggs with/withhout these traits?
     
  4. stonecottagefarm

    stonecottagefarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Actually, here are photos of my rooster and hen to help....

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  5. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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  6. stonecottagefarm

    stonecottagefarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Actually, here are photos of my rooster and hen to help....

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/84523_ameraucana_rooster2.jpg

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/84523_ameraucana_hen1.jpg

    The hen doesn't look bad at all. Its REALLY hard to find a good wheaten variety roo with clean hackles. I am trying to hatch and grow out some chicks now from my BW roo that look like they should have good color. We'll see....

    So- what did they send you by mistake?

    Marans. lol. Sent Lavender Orpington chicks that are GORGEOUS too. Healthy little chicks too. I'll have to re-home the marans as we already have a strict line we are working with. I was just sooo counting on those ameraucanas! She's a great breeder, I am going to try again.
     
  7. Gallus_domesticus

    Gallus_domesticus Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm just curious...what color offspring would result from breeding a splash roo to wheaten hens? I realize that the resultant chicks would be EEs. Just curious.
    Also, what is the difference between splash and blue splash? Are they both a whitish base color with the diffence being the color of the spots? Thanks in advance! [​IMG]
     
  8. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    The chicks would all be blue with varying amounts of red leakage, especially in the males.

    Splash and "Blue Splash" are the same thing. It's a grayish white ground color with darker blue markings throughout.
     
  9. ChestnutRidge

    ChestnutRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quick question for the experts: (I know I should be posting this in the breed/sex section but I thought I'd get a more reliable answer here.)
    Can you tell if my 2-week old Wheaton Ameraucana chick is a pullet or a cockerel? I have only the one, so I have nothing to compare it to.
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    Please forgive the bit of poo on its foot. The chick tried to escape over the top of the EcoGlow... [​IMG]
    Thank you for your help!
     
  10. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    I normally wouldn't even guess at that age, but I am going to say that's a boy. Lots of black showing already.
     

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