Arkansas Blue egg layers

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by 1muttsfan, Apr 16, 2014.

  1. johnderosa1

    johnderosa1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will probably start with Debi of Ray_n_Debi as I have gotten blue Araucana from her in previous hatches.  She might have a blue or black reject hatch out this spring that would work perfectly for me.  Anyone that breeds Araucana is going to come up with a tailed and/or rumped bird at one time or another.  You have to watch it because you can actually wind up with too short a back which causes lethal issues with waste disposal. 
    [/quotei I have a pullet that is split to a black ameraucana and a cockerel that is split to the same ameraucana. They both have one copy of the beard, muff gene but when crossed back to a full blooded univ arkansas blue 50% will be clean faced. If you are intetested in eggs from the back cross i will be happy to send you some. The egg color of the ameraucanas is good. The pullet is similar in size to my full blooded arkansas blues but the cockerel is much, much larger...
     
  2. caj1985

    caj1985 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. caj1985

    caj1985 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For anyone that I have on my waiting list for hatching eggs, I may not be able to ship any. We had a big windstorm night before last. When I got home last night I found that it had blown a coop door open which belonged to my Blues. My rooster is injured, and I don't think he is going to make it. My backup blue cockerel has an injured leg which looks like it could prevent him from being able to walk which could impair breeding ability. If I can't find another cockerel locally, I will have to grow out chicks before I have any more available. I immediately went to the coop and grabbed all available eggs and will collect the next few days and set everything that is laid.

    Keep your fingers crossed for me. I put a request out on the Facebook group for this breed. Hopefully one of the few breeders locally will have an extra cockerel or rooster.
     
  4. Metella

    Metella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wishing you the best of luck to get all those eggs hatched !!!!

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  5. I'm so sorry. I hope everything works out.
     
  6. caj1985

    caj1985 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you.
     
  7. johnderosa1

    johnderosa1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ugggh... Fingers crossed that one of your males recovers. I have a blue cockerel but am a bit far.... New Jersey.
     
  8. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    I am so sorry to hear this!

    @enola has clean faced araucana. She is in South Carolina.
     
  9. caj1985

    caj1985 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, guys. Surely someone around here has an extra cockerel. I sold 3 at an auction in October because I didn't want to feed them through the winter in my rooster pen.
     
  10. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Now, I am really upset that the PO screwed up the eggs that caj sent me last year!!!!! Had those eggs hatched, I would already have Araucana/Blues in the incubator.....
     

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