- Sep 28, 2015
So I'm wanting to create a blue egg laying barred easter egger. I understand what I produce will not ever be considered an ameraucana because the barring gene makes slate legs impossible. I don't want to buy more birds for this project so I'd like to use the breeds I have on hand. I have black, blue, and splash ameraucanas (both male and female), I also have CA Grey (females only), 1 female barred rock, and several single barred ameraucana barred rock cross males. I was originally planning to use my cross males over my black and blue ameraucana females for this project but would it be easier to use the black ameraucana male over the CA Greys? With either of these crosses I get barred offspring but is it easier to select for egg color from either cross? I am aiming for blue, not green or mint.