Ameraucana thread for posting pictures and discussing our birds

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

  1. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    pips&peeps :

    Here are a couple photos of buffs that I am looking at to show this fall. They have a more even shade of buff than what the picture shows.

    Youngest:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/5845_yngbfprspt.jpg

    This one has the looser feathers like an orp.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/5845_buffprosp.jpg

    I still have more in the brooder ready to go outside.......

    They are AMAZING... I don't know if I even have birds that will be able to go to nationals. THIS is why Buff LF are on my list!!! Great job Jean they are really nice!​
     
  2. PHarris985

    PHarris985 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ameraucana's just born yesterday [​IMG]

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  3. chickee

    chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

    pips&peeps :

    Here are a couple photos of buffs that I am looking at to show this fall. They have a more even shade of buff than what the picture shows.

    Youngest:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/5845_yngbfprspt.jpg

    This one has the looser feathers like an orp.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/5845_buffprosp.jpg

    I still have more in the brooder ready to go outside.......

    Very nice Jean! [​IMG] I have 7 buff roosters and want to keep the best 3 to grow out. They are a little over 12 weeks old. What qualities should I be looking for? I think I get the color and combs, but I'm unsure about the body type, size and tail set.
    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  4. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Leg color.... let them grow out a bit. You should be able to tell if the legs are white and cull those.

    Eye color is bay, you can readily see a light eye on these birds as the darker eye just kind of "pops" at you.

    Tail angle is 45 degrees, you want to make sure they have a nice smooth top line. The oldest isn't very smooth at this point and I am hoping he grows more sickles and has less fluff sticking up by October.

    The oldest one shown also has a very nice comb at this point which concerns me. I like them to be a bit smaller at this age because they tend to get larger as they mature.
     
  5. chickee

    chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

    pips&peeps :

    Leg color.... let them grow out a bit. You should be able to tell if the legs are white and cull those.

    Eye color is bay, you can readily see a light eye on these birds as the darker eye just kind of "pops" at you.

    Tail angle is 45 degrees, you want to make sure they have a nice smooth top line. The oldest isn't very smooth at this point and I am hoping he grows more sickles and has less fluff sticking up by October.

    The oldest one shown also has a very nice comb at this point which concerns me. I like them to be a bit smaller at this age because they tend to get larger as they mature.

    Thanks Jean [​IMG] All have good leg color and I am a real fussy when it comes to combs on any breed, so I have looked hard and long at those! All the roosters hold their tails down right now but a couple of the smaller less impressive ones! They are making it hard on me! [​IMG] Guess I will have to take pictures and post them of the ones I like best.​
     
  6. SteveH

    SteveH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2009
    West/Central IL
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  7. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Beautiful buffs, Jean!
     
  8. FOGELLY

    FOGELLY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some pictures I took of the chicks I hatched from Denise"s eggs.
    I stated the other day that they were 5 weeks but I was incorrect they are a few day shy of 7 weeks.
    They are very cool and continue to get more social everyday.
    It is very hot here so they are panting and holding their wings out in some of the pics.
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  9. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Quote:Super cute! The wheatens are especially spritely at that age [​IMG]

    Does anybody know where BluePoultry in MO got thier wheatens? They were selling chicks last year, so it was some time ago.
     
  10. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    I am pretty sure it was not from me.

    Mahonri was looking at their stock back in 09 and we talked about them.
     
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