Blue Wheaten Ameraucana cockerel+eggs

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  1. cpartist

    cpartist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm offering a 20 week old BW Ameraucana to be picked up locally.
    I'm holding on to all my pullets and hens for now, but will give
    the highest bidder a dozen+ W/BW eggs to incubate and hopefully
    get some nice girls to pair with him.

    He's a nice boy, but a bit smaller than some of my others, and is starting
    to get picked on...he needs to find a home of his own. His hackles have
    slight, but not much striping, but are lighter than I'd prefer. His tail is
    mostly solid blue with just a bit of color on a few top feathers.
    He has great lacing, leg color, comb and beard. His wide leg stance suggests
    he'll fill out nicely once away from the competition. Egg color from this
    group ranges from sky blue to aquas and turquoise.

    He's the one in front:
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  2. Beekercat

    Beekercat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Luanne's birds are beautiful!
     
  3. cpartist

    cpartist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey thanks Katherine [​IMG]

    Notice I'm making room for our chicks in the bator [​IMG]
     
  4. Beekercat

    Beekercat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're such an enabler! I love it!! [​IMG]
     
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  5. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wishing you were closer... [​IMG]

    General question--Are BW roo tails preferred to be
    1. all blue with dark blue/black lacing
    2. an even gray blue
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    3. blue with some dark blue/black lacing and some red lacing?

    I've been trying to evaluate 2 local roos & see if they're satisfactory for breeding up from (Both came from parents with some off color pattern genes but look close to true Wheaten and Blue Wheaten themselves).
     
  6. cpartist

    cpartist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They should have no lacing.
    The SOP for tail color reads "Blue, some orange shafting in sickles".
    The shaft is the quill of the feather.
    It is not uncommon to see some brown/orange lacing in the tails of the variety,
    the solid blue tail is something to breed for.
     
  7. treldib

    treldib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gonna have hatching eggs for sale some day? Don't think I can take the Roo but would love some eggs for the bator! Very pretty [​IMG]
     
  8. cpartist

    cpartist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Treldib...working now on getting my breeders combined for the best results,
    and still test hatching...
     

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