BLUE WHEATEN ROO OR OTHER? PICS INCLUDED PLEASE HELP

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bmchickens, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. bmchickens

    bmchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] OUR QUESTION IS THIS, THE BLUE SILVER HEN, AND HER BROTHER THE ROO THAT'S PICTURED HERE, ARE THEY CONSIDERED BLUE WHEATENS OR SOMETHING ELSE ENTIRELY?
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The blue hen is actually blue, it appears. A blue wheaten hen is basically white-I know, sounds weird. Here is a Blue Wheaten hen.
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    The others seem to be Easter Eggers and some of them not pure for pea comb. I dont think your rooster is blue wheaten, though he is a similar color, but I need to bow to someone who actually has this color.

    Here is a Blue Wheaten rooster:
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    The photos are from the Ameraucana Breeders Club site. Hey, Jean, is that hen yours?
     
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  3. soonerdog

    soonerdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    bmchickens, what you have are Easter Eggers. They come in a large assortment of colors. [​IMG]
     
  4. bmchickens

    bmchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    speckledhen please note that both roo and hen are 7-8 months old,were hatched from our bator,and both were solid grey.both were out of green eggs,from a gold buff colored hen with black tail tip. daddy roo was 3/4 amercauna,1/4 black sex link, according to former owner.pic of his face is our avatar. others in flock are same basic age,black australorps,and americaunas, per claim of local feed store. we hope that our roo,(pretty boy) continues the spread of his red as he matures,it came in slowly.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    He is a striking color, that's for sure. Enjoy them! I have both an Easter Egger hen and several Ameraucana hens and I think they're all beautiful.
     
  6. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    I agree with the others, the chickens in the pictures are easter eggers. The blue hen is a dead giveaway as an ee too, as she has wattles.

    Sometimes as breeders, very tiny wattles will show up on cockerels, but I have never seen them on a hen.

    They are not blue wheatens.


    Hey, Jean, is that hen yours?

    Cynthia, no that is not my hen. I think it is one of Barbara Campbell's. And I think the roo pictured was one the Lisa Cree had before she dispersed her blue wheaten flock.​
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You know, I totally missed the wattles, LOL. Yeah, most definitely Easter Eggers, but pretty!
     

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