Breed Origins and Colors

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Shadowfire, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Shadowfire

    Shadowfire Crowing

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    Ask questions about breed origins and colors, and regular breed conformation.
     
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    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    How did Ameraucanas get their beard and muffs if they are descended from Araucanas which are tufted?
     
  3. Shadowfire

    Shadowfire Crowing

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    I'm not quite sure about that one; probably from mixing them with other breeds such as EE chickens?
     
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  4. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    Easter Eggers came after the Ameraucanas were a breed.
     
  5. MagpieDucks

    MagpieDucks Preserving Orpington Bantams

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    What should the tail angle of a Modern Game bantam be?
     
  6. Shadowfire

    Shadowfire Crowing

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    The tail should be whip-like, almost pointing downwards.
     
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    MagpieDucks Preserving Orpington Bantams

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    Okay, thanks. Also, I can't quite seem to figure out the point system for judging a Magpie duck? Can you explain that to me please?
     
  8. Shadowfire

    Shadowfire Crowing

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    I'm not that good with ducks; sorry!
     
  9. HuffleClaw

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    Ooh I have a few!
    1. How many different varieties of Old English Game Bantams are there?
    2. Where does the Old English Game Bantam breed originate?
    3. What year did Old English Game Bantams become APA accepted?
     
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  10. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chook Snuggler

    Not trying to intrude here, but had to share a little information I found. :)

    Pretty sure Easter Eggers are the foundation stock from which Ameraucanas were developed, contrary to what most believe. Here's an article by John Blehm on the matter:
    https://countrysidenetwork.com/daily/poultry/chickens-101/all-about-ameraucana-chickens/

    ~Alex
     
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