Blue Wheaten Ameraucana crossed with Wheaten Ameraucana

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by raisechickens, Jan 16, 2016.

  1. raisechickens

    raisechickens In the Brooder

    Oct 7, 2015
    I am getting ready to incubate some eggs where a Blue Wheaten Ameraucana is the rooster and a Wheaten Ameraucana is the hen. Should I expect any of the standard Ameriucana colors from this cross?

    Also, I am hatching eggs where a blue Wheaton is the hen (same rooster). I think I will get 3 color combinations out of them, one being a splash. However, slash is not a standard Ameraucana color so it is to be treated as an Easter egger, right?
  2. Bonster

    Bonster In the Brooder

    Jul 23, 2012
    Wheaten crossed with blue wheaten should result in 50% wheaten and 50% blue wheaten offspring. Blue wheaten and blue wheaten should be 25% wheaten, 25% splash and 50% blue wheaten. Splash is not an accepted color, but it is a natural result of blue x blue. Most breeders will call them Ameraucanas, not Easter Eggers. Breed a splash wheaten to a wheaten and you will get 100% blue wheaten.
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    I call my splashes Ameraucana. The color is actively being pursued to be recognized per my understanding. If you look at photos from poultry shows, there seem to be a lot of splash entrants. And the parents are both pure bred birds, so IMO the offspring is a pure bred bird.

    This same thing was an issue in the American Quarter Horse world with cremello horses (same principle as splash, a double dilute) and eventually the color was recognized for registration. Those horses were still quarter horses, even if they were an un-register-able color.

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