Are these Ameraucana chicks blue?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by racuda, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought Ameraucana hatching eggs that were supposed to be black and blue. Out of nine chicks, four are black. Do the other five look blue? Some of them are so light I'm wondering if they are splash.

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  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    I see only two black chicks, but yes, the rest are blue. [​IMG]

    I take that back - Two, the lighter, are quite likely splash.
     
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  3. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Blue comes in a range of shades. That's part of the fun! [​IMG]

    Splashes, of course, will have splotches of color on them. I have found that some of my splashes are late bloomers and their spots didn't really come in until one of the later juvenile molts. You might watch the lighter two there and see if they get random darker spots.
     
  4. Hi! I see two possible blacks and the rest look like shades of blue.
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  5. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree.
     
  6. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really, only 2 blacks? So I've got a whole rainbow of blues. I don't mind the splashes since I don't show. They are just 6 weeks old so I guess they may go through some changes. Is there a preferred shade of blue in Ameraucanas?
     
  7. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not that I'm aware. I personally like the dark blues, the ones that you thought were blacks.
     
  8. Hi! From what I *read*, the darker blues with defined lacing are *preferred blues*.

    Personally, I think the lighter blues are prettier, but that's just me.
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  9. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    The preferred shade is a more medium type blue, with a nice even shading. (Not an excessively dark head, no lacing) Too dark is too dark, too light is too light.
     

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