Blue Wheaten Ameraucana x Production Reds

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by elliesaurus, Mar 20, 2018.

  1. elliesaurus

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    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!
     
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  2. elliesaurus

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    20180326_233936.jpg 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.
     
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  3. chickenmomma16

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    I have Wheaten Ameraucana x Gold sex-link crosses in my incubator right now. Interested in your cross as well. Looking forward to seeing how they develop!
     
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    Just gotta say nail polish is on point!
     
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  5. elliesaurus

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    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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  6. chickenmomma16

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    Very nice! My chicks are still cooking, I have a week and a half left.
     
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  7. AUChickenGal

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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!
     
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  8. chickenmomma16

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    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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    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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  10. chickenmomma16

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    Any update?


    I’ve sold all but 1 of my Wheaten Ameraucana x Golden sexlink crosses. Here is a few pictures of some that I kept to POL.

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