Ameraucanas.. These Are the Ones Making Me Wait!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by speckledhen, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    My two true Ameraucana girls and their man, Scout, are 21 weeks old this week. I'm still waiting for those blue eggs from these. I have a Speckled Sussex in with them for Scout to have another woman, because she's their age, and because Hawkeye already has 17 girls. She has yet to lay as well. Anyway, I was trying to get pictures of them tonight. The Ameraucanas move faster than my other girls and fly like nobody's business. That's why their pen has a top on it, LOL. Anyway, here are Silver, Charlotte, Nelda (SS) and Scout.
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  2. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    This is quite a coincidence, i have an ameraucana/EE trio which are bantams. My roo is identical to yours. Black with the little rusty specks and my 2 girls are identical to your.....i call them blue, girls. This was taken a couple weeks ago, the rust doesn't show, but its there. It shows up as he grows and this was taken when it was hardly showing.



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  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Wow, sooo beautifull.....both of ya'lls birds! ok, NOW I want some of them too! Ohhhh, this is a dangerous place to be! LOL
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Just have to get in line for those eggs, Deb! Scout's sire came from Cree Farms in Washington State. They are very well known for their Ameraucanas. He was a real beaut, so even though Scout may not be quite show quality due to the gold showing in his black feathers, his daddy certainly was. He should produce some nice chicks.
    lurky, your girl on the right looks like a splash, but they are so cute! I love the blues and the splashes.
     
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  5. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Story of my luck....get in line! [​IMG] Thats ok....DH might ship ME out to the coop...if I get more!
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I hear that, LOL! [​IMG]
     
  7. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I dont think she is a splash. I think she just has some random black feathers. Her wing on the other side has a clump of them. I'm going to look for a pic..........

    there.......what do you think???? Splash or no?


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  8. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I can't wait to get some of their eggs! I'm drawing up plans for their coop to be built. Already told the guy to be prepared to do it soon.
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I don't know. Probably just random black feathers from the looks of it. One of my blues has ONE of those darker feathers in her tail, but the other one has none. There is also "ticking" which is just what it sounds like, tiny dashes of dark color. They aren't really supposed to have the darker feathers, if I am correct, but some minor ticking is okay, show-ring wise. I'm not into showing my birds, but this is what I was told. No matter, they're pretty birds!
    Twila, I keep looking for that egg! Scout is doing his level best to encourage them and they are acting very hormonal right now. Maybe by this weekend, I hope.
     
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  10. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Cynthia, your ameraucana are really pretty. Your boy looks like he has some wild gene in him. The gold ticking in the neck is typical of a wild gene present in his bloodline. Don't be surprised if you get some cute little blue breasted red babies when you cross him with your blue girls.

    Jody
     

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