Ameraucana thread for posting pictures and discussing our birds

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

  1. Hennypen

    Hennypen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look close to the base of the feathers. What colors are they and what are the intensity of colors? If dark brown/copper/black then boy. If lighter "pastelish", then girl.
     
  2. Hennypen

    Hennypen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Question about what the "IDEAL" Blue Wheaten rooster should look like.

    I have three Blue Wheaten roos that came from Wayne in Wisconsin. All three have different intensity copper/blue ratios. They're only about 3 months old so hard to tell what they'll look like mature. But I need to try and cull some roos the best I can.

    Can someone post a picture of a good Blue Wheaten roo?
     
  3. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Not crazy about his tail angle, but I like his color.
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  4. Hennypen

    Hennypen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What's wrong with his tail?


    How old was he before you knew he was a keeper?
     
  5. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    I would like to take this opportunity to ask the new people on the thread to please buy a Standard of Perfection from the APA.......... [​IMG]

    There is lots of good information in it!!!!!
     
  6. ChestnutRidge

    ChestnutRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, HappyMtn and Hennypen. [​IMG]
     
  7. Hennypen

    Hennypen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pips&peeps :

    I would like to take this opportunity to ask the new people on the thread to please buy a Standard of Perfection from the APA.......... [​IMG]

    There is lots of good information in it!!!!!

    I have one and it didn't answer my question. [​IMG] I'm trying to figure out who to cull at 3-4 months old. lol​
     
  8. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    The wheaten and blue wheaten variety changes so much, that I really wouldn't cull for " pattern" that early. I almost always wait to start culling my line until they are around 20+ weeks. You could cull for obvious body type things though, like crooked toes, wry tail, very light legs that aren't making any improvement, etc.
     
  9. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pips&peeps :

    The wheaten and blue wheaten variety changes so much, that I really wouldn't cull for " pattern" that early. I almost always wait to start culling my line until they are around 20+ weeks. You could cull for obvious body type things though, like crooked toes, wry tail, very light legs that aren't making any improvement, etc.

    What about a clean faced cockerel?

    I'm going to start cutting my "male" numbers down too.
     
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  10. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Quote:What about a clean faced cockerel?

    I'm going to start cutting my "male" numbers down too.


    Yep, that too.
     

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