Ameraucana thread for posting pictures and discussing our birds

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

  1. crazy4eggsJulie

    crazy4eggsJulie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been waiting FOREVER on my two wheaten boys from Jean to grow out. It looks like I'm going to have to separate them now because "Whitebeard" has established that he is dominant and won't let "Blackbeard" come out of the coop to mingle with the ladies. I plan to move the best looking boy to a smaller area with a single pullet. The "runner up" gets to stay with my four older hens.

    Whitebeard has a bigger beard, brighter comb, but a mixture of color in the hackles

    I'd love to hear all of your opinions. Which one of these boys should show best?

    Blackbeard is the blue banded boy
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    Whitebeard is the red banded boy
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  2. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    I like blue band much more.
     
  3. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    Quote:me too
     
  4. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    blue band my favorit too but the other rooster look like he needs time to finish coloring out
     
  5. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    I would keep blue band. He looks like he is going to mature into a very nice young man.

    He has a nice tight comb, no leakage in the breast or thighs and a pretty even color. The hackles really aren't that bad either and better color in the tail.
     
  6. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How old are they shown here...?
     
  7. crazy4eggsJulie

    crazy4eggsJulie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they were born the first of Feb. so about 4.5 months...
     
  8. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks - I prefer Blackbeard as well...[​IMG]
     
  9. crazy4eggsJulie

    crazy4eggsJulie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Blue Band wins then. He'll be moving into his own pad soon. Thanks guys! They're both so handsome. I just love my birds from Jean!
     
  10. Ivywoods

    Ivywoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A little late in replying, but after looking at the birds I decided I liked Blackbeard better. Then I scrolled down and read that I was not alone in that attraction.

    Pretty unanimous for Blackbeard.

    I just moved a bunch of my chicks to a little larger grow out area. My BCM's and golden lakenvelders went into the pen with the larger ameraucanas.

    My lavender ameraucanas that I got from Jean are divided into two groups in two separate pens. They weren't quite big enough yet to go in with the older birds.

    My bantams I put in with a younger bunch of chicks. All seem to be adapting well to their new surroundings.

    Jean, I still have all 15 lavenders! No losses!
     

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