Ameraucana thread for posting pictures and discussing our birds

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

  1. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Quote:I couldn't resist lol, even if I have some of yours in the bator, some in the brooder... I still had to bid [​IMG]

    You know once my Smith birds are producing you're gonna have to have some of them too! [​IMG]
     
  2. tennesseeckn

    tennesseeckn Real or not real?

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    This is my last hope. In February I hatched two wheaten cockerels, so I tried again and definitely have one more wheaten cockerel and this one. This little guy is blue, but I can't tell what gender. The two feathered in at exactly the same rate, their feet are the same size, and their combs are almost identical. The only reason I am holding out any hope is that he/she is so LIGHT. What do you all think?

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    I hope the picture is clear enough. It was hard to get a picture because this one is always way too close. Usually on my shoulder, making a grab for my earring. [​IMG]
     
  3. SteveH

    SteveH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Splash wheaten male?
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  4. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Quote:Splash wheaten male?
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    Yep. Are you trying to get a blue wheaten boy, or are you trying to get a girl? I am finally getting some eggs here, and should have more chicks soon. Right now I have about 5 roos to every pullet. [​IMG]
     
  5. ParadiseFoundFarm

    ParadiseFoundFarm Goddess of Good Things

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    Quote:I'm so happy for you Ron!
    Wheaten Ameraucanas are the nicest personality birds of all and they will really grow on you as soon as the personalities hit full speed. Lucky for the SWpullets! I have only one and she is so pretty, we call her "Peacock" ( yes I know a peacock is a male bird every one - it just fit her ). Keep some grow out picture comming Ron! We'll all enjoy them.
     
  6. ChickensR2addicting

    ChickensR2addicting Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi
    I am new to Ameraucana's but would like to get some splash/blue/black hatching eggs to start up a line.
    Who would you recommend?
    Thank you
    Karen
     
  7. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Quote:Check out the breeders list on the ABC site- www.ameraucana.org

    It will tell you who has what colors and if they ship, where they're located, all that good stuff.
    I don't follow the BBS enough to remember who has what [​IMG]
     
  8. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Quote:Splash wheaten male?
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    I agree.
     
  9. tennesseeckn

    tennesseeckn Real or not real?

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    Quote:Splash wheaten male?
    [​IMG]

    Yep. Are you trying to get a blue wheaten boy, or are you trying to get a girl? I am finally getting some eggs here, and should have more chicks soon. Right now I have about 5 roos to every pullet. [​IMG]

    I was hoping for any color pullet. I think that maybe this breed just wasn't meant to be. I only got two chicks out of the first six I ordered because they arrived in an ice storm. The second batch of twelve were developing beautifully until day 15 or so. Later I discovered that my cheapo hydrometer wasn't even CLOSE to accurate. I dehydrated those poor babies. [​IMG] These two were the only ones to survive that hatch. All four are boys. They are beautiful, sweet boys, but I would love them SO much more if they could manage to produce a nice, blue egg for me. Sigh.
     
  10. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Quote:Yep. Are you trying to get a blue wheaten boy, or are you trying to get a girl? I am finally getting some eggs here, and should have more chicks soon. Right now I have about 5 roos to every pullet. [​IMG]

    I was hoping for any color pullet. I think that maybe this breed just wasn't meant to be. I only got two chicks out of the first six I ordered because they arrived in an ice storm. The second batch of twelve were developing beautifully until day 15 or so. Later I discovered that my cheapo hydrometer wasn't even CLOSE to accurate. I dehydrated those poor babies. [​IMG] These two were the only ones to survive that hatch. All four are boys. They are beautiful, sweet boys, but I would love them SO much more if they could manage to produce a nice, blue egg for me. Sigh.

    Oh I feel ya! Its taken me FOREVER to get a small flock of wheatens together. And I am buried in roos [​IMG] I have a few chicks ordes to fill, but after that I bet we can get a pullet or 2 for you somehow.
     

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