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Blue and Wheaten Ameraucana genetics

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by WIsgett, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. WIsgett

    WIsgett New Egg

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    HI Folks...I have two wheaten Ameraucana hens and a blue (not blue/wheaten) rooster that my 9 year old daughter and I hatched back in late summer. What can we expect the colors in the chicks to be? Is it the same as if it were a wheaten and blue/wheaten cross, or is it different if you cross a wheaten with a pure blue? Thanks.
     
  2. Makomd

    Makomd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks to me they would be blue and black which would come from the blue Ameracauna. Blue is a form of Black when looking at chicken genetics. Let us know when you hatch any.


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  3. WIsgett

    WIsgett New Egg

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    Thank you...very interesting. I was hoping, though that we would get some wheaten as well. We'll have to wait and see.
     
  4. cubakid

    cubakid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They would be mixed colors... Not blue(or black) and not wheaten, but a blue/blk bird with lots of color all over. The result would be as every one calls the, Easter Eggers
     
  5. cubakid

    cubakid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You will surely not get a wheaten. It's like if you mix(unthoroughly) blue and red play dough. You will get a mix of blue and red, some areas with more of one color than the other.
     
  6. WIsgett

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    Thanks for the reply. I'm not quite hearing what I was hoping for...if I want some wheatens it looks like I need a different rooster!
     
  7. branwyn

    branwyn Out Of The Brooder

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    On the same general subject, I have a black Ameraucana hen, and I think a blue-wheaten Ameraucana rooster (he's gold with some blue around his neck and back).

    I really like him and his color (I am not showing chickens, though I might someday), and I don't want to kill him when I cull the flock this fall. On the other hand, I'm not sure I can justify keeping him if he's not being useful. Any idea what color offspring they might make?

    I understand a basic genetic square, but I think chicken color genetics can be a lot more complicated than that.

    Thanks!
     

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