Ameraucana thread for posting pictures and discussing our birds

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

  1. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    Here is a picture of my new bantam black pair. They're still really young. about 4-5 months old. Roo just started crowing a sad little crow.

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    And my first Wheaten baby from my own pair. There is one more hatching right now. [​IMG]

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  2. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    The bantam Blacks look like little poofy faced ravens! Cute! [​IMG]
    Aren't the Wheaten babies the most adorable? [​IMG]
     
  3. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Quote:I should have some bantams available for sale soon. I have lots of babies growing out from my trio. Here is my cock bird:

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  4. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    [​IMG] BEAUTIFUL!!!!
     
  5. ParadiseFoundFarm

    ParadiseFoundFarm Goddess of Good Things

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    Quote:He's beautiful. Congratulations!
     
  6. SteveH

    SteveH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I received my American Standard of Perfection 2010 book from the APA yesterday, and really like it. It answers a question I've long had about that eruption of fluff often seen between the saddle, or cushion, and tail on many Ameraucanas [SADDLE: Medium in length, abundant, providing smooth transition to angle of tail. ...... CUSHION: Moderate, providing smooth transition to angle of tail.] There are colored illustrations of both sexes in Brown Reds, Silvers, and Blue Wheatens; and between the written descriptions and illustrations, goes far in setting the ideal appearance of the Ameraucana to breed towards. Also, it specifies tail angle for both sexes at 45 degrees rather than the 40 degrees listed for hens on the ABC site???
     
  7. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    I just LOVE all the helpful info I learn here on BYC! Thanks for the information Steve [​IMG]
     
  8. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    I'm starting to thin the flock a bit and need some advice on my buff project. I know we are supposed to cross them with wheatens, but why exaclty?

    It appears that I actually DO have some pullets- in my Meredith buffs [​IMG] I have a few Ramey roos and 2 chicks from Jean. The Ramey roos are lovely. One of them has Star Wars-worthy blue legs that look incredibly strange on a buff bird, but he also has black eyes [​IMG] I want to keep him around anyway- maybe for some lemon-blue-ish EEs or something.

    One thing I want to work toward is productivity. How are the buffs, as far as laying goes? My wheatens are awful and I really don't want to pass on that dissappointing trait.

    Also- still have a few lavs available. An adult pair and some chicks. I am not going to hatch any more of them til next year when my Crystalcreek's Smith roo is mature. A tornado took out 2 huge poultry houses not 4 miles from me and there are free "tornado chickens" all over the mountain and I can't give away chickens, let alone sell them.
     
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  9. 2 britts

    2 britts Out Of The Brooder

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  10. 2 britts

    2 britts Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Can't seem to get picture to come up. Sorry!
     

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