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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
    Quote:I know I'll be stepping on toes here:
    Guessing they are visually blue, IMO you have 2 blue, split for lav, EEs that visually qualify as blue Ameraucanas; breeding them will eventionally produce splash lavs. From listening to experienced breeders and reading, the inevitable crossing of the two colors [dominate and recessive blue] and the resulting problems that B/B/S Ameraucana breeders would then inherite, caused several of John Blehm's peers to criticize his work at breeding the lav gene into Ameraucanas.

    I aplogize for being so outspoken; it's perhaps motivated by a paranoia of someday having the frustration of having to seperate the two genes from my own birds. I like both colors, but firmly believe these two genes should not be crossed.
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  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Quote:I know I'll be stepping on toes here:
    Guessing they are visually blue, IMO you have 2 blue, split for lav, EEs that visually qualify as blue Ameraucanas; breeding them will eventionally produce splash lavs. From listening to experienced breeders and reading, the inevitable crossing of the two colors [dominate and recessive blue] and the resulting problems that B/B/S Ameraucana breeders would then inherite, caused several of John Blehm's peers to criticize his work at breeding the lav gene into Ameraucanas.

    I aplogize for being so outspoken; it's perhaps motivated by a paranoia of someday having the frustration of having to seperate the two genes from my own birds. I like both colors, but firmly believe these two genes should not be crossed.
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    Don't apologize Steve. I intentionally made this cross because I have been told by more than one long time Ameraucana breeder that crossing the lavs to blue will get rid of that gray ticking that is such a problem in the lavs. I don't see them as EEs any more than I would see a black/lav split bird as an EE though.
     
  3. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    I'm thinking she is going to be purrty...at least I think it's a she? Posting two pictures because this person is still not computer savvy. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Here's a front view...pullet? I got the eggs from d[​IMG]sgard... nice lady!
     
  5. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Quote:Pullet. [​IMG]
     
  6. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Oooh, I like that seeing that word..thanks!
     
  7. floridachickhatcher

    floridachickhatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay question im ordering some what i think is Ameraucanas someone had posted that the hatchery's don't correctly put the right Easter egg layer name when they sell it im ordering them from Meyer Hatchery so am i getting Araucana's,Ameraucanas or EE's? if anyone has ordered them from Meyer before
     
  8. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    Quote:the hatcheries only sell EE's....no matter how they spell it
     
  9. SteveH

    SteveH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2009
    West/Central IL
    Quote:I guess we'll have to agree to disagree. [​IMG] My opinion is that of a novice, so should be considered as such; but I consider breeding bl into lavender Ameraucanas, in an attempt to get cleaner lavender, a mistake on par with long time breeders intoducing barring and motteling genes to recessive white, in an attempt to get cleaner white Ameraucanas................................... I'm not sure the introduction had any benefits; but if the battle to remove the genes and associated problems is won, so would the theorized gain be lost. Hopefully my lavs are not carrying bl; and I never encounter the problem of a bird, possibly being superior in other ways, haveing to be culled due to it being a splash, in my own lavenders. At least in blue Ameraucanas, I have the option of never breeding blue to blue and avoiding splash if I choose to................................... no such option exists with blue/lav, and a color [lav] with its already existing genetic problems associated is given one more, and it [splash] being one its original breeders thought to be getting away from. [​IMG]
     
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  10. floridachickhatcher

    floridachickhatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so then im not getting Ameraucans im getting EE's which is just a crossed EE laying chicken that was crossed with a non EE chicken right?
     

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