Ameraucana thread for posting pictures and discussing our birds

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

  1. CochinBarry

    CochinBarry Out Of The Brooder

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    This is a bird i hatched from ameraucana eggs, is he a EE or just a ameraucana with a lot of leakage? [​IMG]
     
  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    What color is he supposed to be?

    I know I sold some silver eggs this year and sent a couple extras that were silver split to black birds.
     
  3. SteveH

    SteveH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Are the feathers over the body blue [grey with darker edgeing]? In my pens, an Ameraucana with silver, gold, or red leakage is considered an EE; and he would be considered a gorgeous one!
     
  4. phoneman

    phoneman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Just like blue/black/splash. You will get blue wheaten, wheaten (black is a given) and splash wheaten.

    i have never heard of the splash wheaton. is there anyone out here that has a wheaton rooster and hen,that they could post a picture of. so i could see what they look like.
     
  5. Haunted Chicken

    Haunted Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A couple questions - I recently purchased 3 blue Ameraucana's from Cloverleaf Farm. While there she very generously gave me two Chicks from a lavender hen and blue father. So technically what color are they? The more I read the more confused I am lol. It's been very interesting to see how differently they progress. The feathering has been very different and the 2 Lavender/blue chicks have a lot more comb action going on. They are only 3 weeks (I believe) yet look to have distinct little peas with a ridge on each side. Is it possible for a roo to develop a comb this soon? I'm still hanging on the the hope the combs will go away and be girls lol. (can't keep roos) I tried to get a picture but it turns out too blurry on such a tiny comb.

    This is my first experience with chickens and I'm hooked!! I also purchased Wheaten Ameraucana's from Kathleen, I believe that they are about 9 weeks and as friendly as can be.
     
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  6. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Quote:They're still blue, they just carry recessive lavender...but if you already see 3 distinct rows in the comb they're likely boys [​IMG]
     
  7. 5Leepy!

    5Leepy! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! This thread is so long I don't have time to read all of it, sorry.

    I have a question about temperament, though. I bought a 1 year old along with two other hens a couple of months ago and Bunny, our only Ameraucana, is seriously aggressive towards the others. We've had her separated from them for about 4 days now where they can still see each other. Yesterday I was letting her out to free range and putting the others in her run to keep them still separate when she flew at and attacked one of the others. That's new behavior and more aggressive than I've seen. Her aggression prior was lots of pecking and feather pulling with one other instance of a real "attack" but it wasn't as out of the blue as this.

    My question is whether this behavior is breed related or not. My DH wants to re-home her but I'm not sure how I feel about that. I was hoping to rehabilitate her but if this is common to the breed that seems unlikely to happen. I have no idea what her lineage is but she is not an EE. I did a lot of research on EE vs. Ameraucana and she's definitely not an EE. She's a beautiful dark silver so I guess she's a "blue"?

    Thank you for any input you may have,
    5Leepy!
     
  8. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    That's a behavior I've seen in certain lines of bantams, but not in large fowl. BUT every time you take her out & put her back in, she will feel the need to reassert her dominance. Leave her alone in there, as long as she isn't drawing blood and things "should" settle down.
     
  9. ParadiseFoundFarm

    ParadiseFoundFarm Goddess of Good Things

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    Quote:Just like blue/black/splash. You will get blue wheaten, wheaten (black is a given) and splash wheaten.

    i have never heard of the splash wheaton. is there anyone out here that has a wheaton rooster and hen,that they could post a picture of. so i could see what they look like.

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    The girl in the back here is the splash wheaten - just white where ther would be blue or black in the tail feathers and wing tips - very pretty.[​IMG]

    PS: Looking to re-home the boy pictured here. Warning- He's a bratt and definitely not a gentleman. Quite the character - his brother we gave away was just a clown - we still miss him - Exceptionally Gentle with humans only. Where there's trouble - he's there if he didn't start it.
     
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  10. Hens and Roos

    Hens and Roos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i have never heard of the splash wheaton. is there anyone out here that has a wheaton rooster and hen,that they could post a picture of. so i could see what they look like.

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    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/62389_oct_2010_chick_picnik_015.jpg

    The girl in the back here is the splash wheaten - just white where ther would be blue or black in the tail feathers and wing tips - very pretty.https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/62389_blanche2010.jpg

    PS: Looking to re-home the boy pictured here. Warning- He's a bratt and definitely not a gentleman. Quite the character - his brother we gave away was just a clown - we still miss him - Exceptionally Gentle with humans only. Where there's trouble - he's there if he didn't start it.

    neat pictures [​IMG] I see that you have a head of cabbage in the pen- did you just run a string through it and do they have any problems being able to pull it apart?
     

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