BLUE-AMERAUCANA eggs not all blue

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by d73, Oct 4, 2009.

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  1. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

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    It isn't blue wheaten. Blue wheatens hatch with yellow down just like "regular" wheatens. Splash should hatch as dirty yellow or light gray.
     
  2. millebantam

    millebantam Songster

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    Buying eggs from a breed club member does not guarantee quality. ANYBODY can join a breed club and sell eggs. Quite a while ago I bought Blue Copper Marans eggs from the same seller, and hatched out weird colored, clean shanked, birchens and a splash chicken with green legs. Never got anything that resembled a feather legged Blue Copper Marans. Buying eggs without seeing the actual parent birds is playing Russian Roulette.
     
  3. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Members of breed clubs can come and go. You want to stick with the people who have been at it for a while.

    I have collected the breeders list for ABC for the past 3-4 years, so I know who is new and who is not.

    When I started getting my chicks and eggs from breeders I stuck to the people who were very prominant in the club and that served me well.

    Asking a breeder how long they have been involved with a particular breed is a very good question to ask.
     
  4. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    That baby could be blue. I get a lot of blue babies with the yellow markings just like that one. They eventually get all blue.
     
  5. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Quote:The leg color is all wrong and there is way too much white down on it.
     
  6. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    The chick looks identical to the blue orp baby I have in the brooder right now. I'd guess it will be solid blue too.
     
  7. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    This shot shows a blue, black and splash (bottom to top)
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    This is what my blue ameraucana chicks have all looked like.

    a dark blue-
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    A lighter blue with wing feathers in-
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    By comparison, a splash-
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    And a blue and black together-
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    Hope this helps!
     
  8. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    Quote:I had few roos from cree as well that had gold in their feathers. But over all their birds were nice.
     
  9. Tailfeathers

    Tailfeathers Songster

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    D73, I regret to inform you that is not a Blue Wheaten Ameraucana. I only raise, breed, and show the WBS Ameraucana variety so I can't help you as to whether it's another variety or not but I can assure you it is not a Blue Wheaten.

    God Bless,
     
  10. d73

    d73 In the Brooder

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    Wasnt supossed to be. Should have been Blue, Black or Splash.
     
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