Ameraucana thread for posting pictures and discussing our birds

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

  1. SteveH

    SteveH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2009
    West/Central IL
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    Quote:Thats what I was thinking but wasn't sure......I say she is just straight up EE.....not to be mean.

    The owner said it was a lavender ameraucana... I'm just a bit confuseedd. But also thanks for the thoughts.​

    It's possible she's a lav with heavy diluted red leakage......................... but that's not what I was suggesting. I mentioned lavender and splash only because they're not recognized varieties on the site I referenced to, but considered Ameraucana by myself and most others. We all have different philosophies on what classifies as an Ameraucana; in my pens a black, blue or lav pullet with any bleed showing is an EE, and will not be used to breed as an Ameraucana or sold as an Ameraucana.
     
  2. 1000islandspoultry

    1000islandspoultry Out Of The Brooder

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    I think they have been eating all of them since they are obviously still laying

    A friend of mine had a problem with an egg eating roo....an old timer suggested she feed a tbsp or so of calf manna pellets every couple of days. The roo stopped egg eating almost immediately and there have been no problems since. So I now also feed a little calf manna as a treat as a preventative measure. It also seems to promote nice feather growth and shine.​
     
  3. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Quote:I had egg eaters in my lav coop early this year, I discovered that the roo was the instigator. I seperated him out for about a month, and nobody ate eggs without him in there. He never ate another egg after I put him back. Maybe I'm just lucky, but I'd say it's worth a shot before you get rid of him.... [​IMG]
     
  4. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    My EE's use to egg eat but it was kind of my fault....I dropped an egg while collecting one day and they went after it like CRAZY! Then everytime after that I would have to try to run out there everday before the hens realized what they just did other wise I would have a bunch of eaten eggs! I feel you! It sucks.... I don't have a cure for you... I think you got a pretty good plan, but I agree if he was worth keeping he's worth trying to save!
     
  5. chickee

    chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

    OK, here are my 2 pick buff roosters so far. Opinions would be appreciated [​IMG] First rooster I like best. He is from eggs I hatched from Pips&Peeps. Second rooster I like his comb better and he is from eggs I hatched from Wayne Meredith. They both have great personalities!
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    Both roosters side by side. #1 on left, #2 on right
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  6. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    Quote:so jealous. I wish I could find me some Buff LF! I like them both!
     
  7. crunchynut

    crunchynut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all. I have 6 wheaten/blue wheaten Ameraucanas that I hatched out this spring. Four are 8 weeks old and two are 12 weeks. I'm only planning on keeping one roo, so hopefully there is a decent number of pullets in the group!

    Any guesses as to sex and coloring?

    1. 8 weeks old -
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    2. 12 weeks
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    3. 12 weeks - blue wheaten pullet?
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    4. 8 weeks - wheaten pullet?
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    5. 8 weeks - at first I thought pullet, but now roo? blue wheaten?
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    6. 8 weeks - wheaten roo?
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    All together
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    Last edited: Jun 29, 2011
  8. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Welllll you're a bit heavy on the roos. Number 3 is a splash wheaten roo. I have never seen wheaten pullets color in with so much black like that and frankly, I am a little thrown off [​IMG] (like numbers 2 and 5)

    Blue wheaten will never include any black.
     
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2011
  9. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    1. wheaten cockerel
    2. wheaten pullet
    3. splash cockerel
    4. pullet, you need to extend the wings to determine color
    5. wheaten cockerel
    6. wheaten cockerel
     
  10. crunchynut

    crunchynut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two? Ugh, looks like I need to get a hold of another batch of eggs to hatch. The splash roo is so pretty and the friendliest in the bunch, so he'll probably get to stay.
     

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