Ameraucana thread for posting pictures and discussing our birds

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

  1. khatar

    khatar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is twinkle and twilight, twinkle is the cockerel and twilight is the frizzled pullet. They are half ameraucana and half cochin or dark brahma (not sure).

    Here they are at two weeks
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    Here they are at eight weeks
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    They are eleven weeks now so I need to upload more pics, they do look much different though!
     
  2. phoneman

    phoneman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have 8 wheaton and blue wheaton hens in the pen with 1 blue wheaton rooster and 2 wheaton rooster. that will not give me a splash wheaton right. i have a pen with 4 blue and 2 black hens in that pen with a blur rooster.that pen will produce black,blue,and splash ameruacanas am i right. thanks i am learning
     
  3. LarissaCluck

    LarissaCluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Phoneman: You have a blue wheaten rooster and blue wheaten hens, therefore splash wheatens are possible from those pairings.

    Blue x Blue = 25% black (wheaten), 50% blue (blue wheaten), 25% splash (splash wheaten)

    You are correct that your blue/black pen will result in black, blue and spalsh Ameraucanas.
     
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  4. Haunted Chicken

    Haunted Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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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]

    Thanks for the response [​IMG] I was worried about that, I'm so attached to them. We have 2 offers from local farms that want to take them if they are indeed roos.
     
  5. ParadiseFoundFarm

    ParadiseFoundFarm Goddess of Good Things

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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.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?

    No, the little tyrannasauruses just love it! My DH had a problem putting it on the string until he enlisted his big ol drill press!!!!
     
  6. phoneman

    phoneman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:thanks that took care of that.
     
  7. 5Leepy!

    5Leepy! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks for this! Our neighbor's interested in taking her and might give her a trial run with his Hens. He's pretty excited about getting an Ameraucana but her aggression concerns him. We'll see... she's still separate and I plan on keeping her that way until my other Hen's feathers grow back adequately. No blood being drawn but the first serious attack I saw her do would probably have ended up that way if I hadn't shown up. She had the Hen cornered and was standing over her viscously pecking. I watched it from the Kitchen window. When I went out she stopped and the other Hen ran.

    She's really beautiful and I just love her eggs but don't want a lot of stress in my flock.

    Here's a picture of her... Bunny.

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  8. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have any pics of Lav Roos at around 10-12 weeks of age? Mine are 11 weeks this weekend and I am still unsure of Roo vs. Pullet for sure... I would just like to see something to compare them to? I have some idea, but am not positive... I will try and post pics in the next couple of days for opinions.
    Thanks.
     
  9. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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  10. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Speaking of Lav boys....which one of these pics of Leo should I submit for the BYC calendar????

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