Blue Wheaten Ameraucana x Production Reds

elliesaurus

Chirping
Jan 18, 2017
111
58
91
This is mostly for my own benefit; I couldn't find any information on this cross, so I went ahead and did it myself. I'll keep track of the progress of the chicks and we will see which ones are roos and which ones are pullets. Unfortunately I won't be able to repeat the experiment but maybe someone else can pick it up and we can all make pretty Easter eggers together~

Chick #1, on my dog hair-covered futon
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They're all reddish yellow, with yellow legs. Squiggles up there is the only one with a distinct black line on her head, though.
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See? No black mark. From what I've found on Google they look more wheatenish than red, but we will see how they feather out!
 

elliesaurus

Chirping
Jan 18, 2017
111
58
91
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Week 2!

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They're all fairly identical. Squiggles is the only one with any real identifying marks, and the runt who hatched 3 days after everyone else. They're still mostly "wheaten", rather than red, but considering my hens are some sort of RIR cross it's entirely possible there's more white/wheaten in their background I don't know about.
 

syndie

Songster
5 Years
Mar 1, 2015
138
89
151
OCPA 16301
This is mostly for my own benefit; I couldn't find any information on this cross, so I went ahead and did it myself. I'll keep track of the progress of the chicks and we will see which ones are roos and which ones are pullets. Unfortunately I won't be able to repeat the experiment but maybe someone else can pick it up and we can all make pretty Easter eggers together~

Chick #1, on my dog hair-covered futon
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They're all reddish yellow, with yellow legs. Squiggles up there is the only one with a distinct black line on her head, though.
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See? No black mark. From what I've found on Google they look more wheatenish than red, but we will see how they feather out!
Just gotta say nail polish is on point!
 

elliesaurus

Chirping
Jan 18, 2017
111
58
91
Week 3!

So Squiggles is different in more ways than one; she's the only one with green legs! Her breast feathers are also growing in cream while the others are looking much more red. This week I took pictures of her and a sibling for comparison. The 1st and last picture is Squiggles, the middle 3 are a sibling. I should mention that at this point I have no idea which, if any, of my chicks are pullets, and probably won't until they hit about 8 or 9 weeks. For my own sake I'm calling them all girls until they tell me otherwise lol

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AUChickenGal

Crowing
5 Years
Apr 15, 2016
466
879
261
Middle TN
Any updates? I'd love to see how your chicks are turning out!

I'm picking up a Blue Wheaten Ameraucana rooster in a couple of weeks. I plan on crossing him with my RIR, Salmon Faverolles, Speckled Sussex, and Easter Egger females to gradually start working my way towards a flock of speckled, fluffy faced Easter Eggers. I'm JUST starting this adventure but can't wait to see how things turnout!
 

chickenmomma16

Crowing
9 Years
Jul 16, 2012
895
629
266
Buckley, Washington
Here’s my chicks! Wheaten Ameraucana x Golden sex link about 4 weeks old now. These are the pullets, I already got rid of the obvious cockerels. They looked just like these girls. A have a variety of colors too!
The little chick that’s the closest is a pure Wheaten Ameraucana pullet
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Any updates? I'd love to see how your chicks are turning out!

I'm picking up a Blue Wheaten Ameraucana rooster in a couple of weeks. I plan on crossing him with my RIR, Salmon Faverolles, Speckled Sussex, and Easter Egger females to gradually start working my way towards a flock of speckled, fluffy faced Easter Eggers. I'm JUST starting this adventure but can't wait to see how things turnout!

Just wanted to say that I crossed an EE (he was 1/2 Blue Ameraucana) with a Speckled Sussex and the resulting cockerel was GORGEOUS.
 

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