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Blue wheaten ameraucana roo white legs?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by wanttobefarmer, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. wanttobefarmer

    wanttobefarmer Songster

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    I went to a breeder in Shertz TX to get a show girl and check out their Marans. I knew I wanted a Blue Wheaten Ameraucana Roo to cross with my EE's and other standard breed hens. The breeders in Shertz to my surprise bred Blue Wheaten Ameraucanas. They had 2 beautiful award winning roosters in with some blue wheaten ameraucana hens that they were breeding. She said she had a 3 month old Blue Wheaten Ameraucana roo that she would sell me because she didn't need another Roo. The poor thing was all beaten up in a small pen with other roos or pullets. I really wanted to take him home and give him a good life. My question is that his legs are shiny white. Is this normal? Also all the feathers on his back are gone. You can kind of see in the picture. What can I do to promote regrowth? Also his tail feathers shoot straight up and he looks a little like a game bird. Any thoughts[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     

  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Mine was like that, then his legs got more slatey color as he matured. Gosh, who plucked the poor guy? He needs some clothes! I love BW color.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Feathers will grow back. His blue lacing up front is BEAUTIFUL.

    Legs will get a tad more slate.. He is not a show bird.. .I'm culling roos because of the light colored legs.

    If you are using him with EEs.. he'll do just fine.
     
  4. wanttobefarmer

    wanttobefarmer Songster

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    Quote:Oh thank you I just wanted to confirm that he was an Ameraucana and that his feathers would grow back. I love the blue wheatens and I am excited to see what the crosses will look like. Thanks
     
  5. lovinlife

    lovinlife Songster

    Hey there, wanttobefarmer! You're in my neck of the woods, I live in Elgin also. [​IMG]

    I'll bet he'll look much better once his feathers grow out. Don't know anything about the odd leg color.
     
  6. wanttobefarmer

    wanttobefarmer Songster

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    Hey It's nice to see someone from Elgin here. We just moved out from Austin this January we bought a house. It looks like you must have plenty of land. We're trying to do this on Main Street. Thanks for the Hello
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  7. lovinlife

    lovinlife Songster

    Oh wow! Welcome to Elgin! I had no idea anyone on Main St had chickens. [​IMG] I live east of town on 10 acres. I've lived here for 12 years and am very involved in the community, so I know quite a few people around here. I know some people who live on Main St, so you never know, I might even know you and not know it! LOL! [​IMG] It's a great place to live.
     

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