Blue Ameraucana thread!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by TheCrazyClucker, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. nasturtium

    nasturtium New Egg

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    Do Blue Ameraucanas ever have patches of reddish brown feathering? Would this be an example of poor breeding, that it's actually an EE, or that it's a really dark blue wheaten? She (think she's a girl) only started getting reddish feathers a week or so ago and is now about 9/10 weeks. She started out as a solid grey chick.
     
  2. elorraine52

    elorraine52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a blue Am roo who has reddish brown on his wings, I don't know if this is a good or a bad thing either, any input would be appreciated!!

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  3. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    Well, the brown coming through means he/she is not to standard. If you have any other choices, it would be best not to use them for breeding.

    If they are all you have, I do not know how hard it is to breed-out.
     
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  4. ChickMom5711

    ChickMom5711 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a "blue" (I think) pullet with some brown feathering as well. Trying to figure out what's going in with her.
     
  5. ChickMom5711

    ChickMom5711 Out Of The Brooder

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    I wanted to see if any of you could help me with sexing these 4 8-weekers? I was told they are Blue Ameracaunas, but I believe they may be EEs. :/
    This is my lightest, I'm thinking cockerel, but also very "feminine" looking. Pea comb. Wattles. Both red. Tail shoots straight up.
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    This is my next lightest. Leaning toward pullet. Her lacing is beautiful, as is her coloring. Single comb. Pink. Tail waterfalls over.
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    My second darkest, this one looks just like a Brown Red Pullet. Looks like a pea comb. Pink. Tail shoots straight up.
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    This is my darkest. Almost black, with domed visible lacing. Looks like a pea comb. Pink. Tail shoots straight up.
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    Any guesses? :)
     
  6. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    @ChickMom5711 Due to all the comb differences, those are probably mixed breeds, or EEs.
     
  7. campheadgirl

    campheadgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two true blue ameracuana roos. One is a much darker blue than the others including the pullets. All the others have nice edging on their feathers. If he does I can't tell because he is so dark. Which would be best for breeding? The richer color orthe nice edging. Would appreciate any advice. Thanks.
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  8. elorraine52

    elorraine52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, thanks!! I will not be using him anyway b/c he got killed by a dog. What I have now left, is 2 blue splash roo's and 2 blue pullets, none have the brown feathers.

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    one of the blue pullets
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    and the other, darker one
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    one of the blue splash roo's
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    and the other blue splash, not sure which I will use to breed to the 2 hens yet. What do you think?
     
  9. Wishapup

    Wishapup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like the second splash rooster.
     
  10. elorraine52

    elorraine52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks wishapup, that was my inclination too.
     

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