Breeding a golden buff and an ameraucana!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by CinnamonQueen12, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. CinnamonQueen12

    CinnamonQueen12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm new at breeding, but I have a goal. I want to breed a golden buff with am ameraucana to get the wonderfully egg laying trait and the blue/green eggs in one chicken. I have one golden buff rooster, three golden buff hens, one ameraucana rooster, and two ameraucana hens. Can anyone give me some pointers on where to start with this? I've never bred chickens before, so I'm not really sure what to do. I'm not even sure if what I'm attempting is possible! Does anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Golden Buff. . . . Is that another term for Gold Sex-Link?


    If so, basically breed the two, but if your Ameraucanas are actually Easter Eggers then be sure to use hens not roosters and make sure that they lay blue eggs, not green, otherwise you'll lose color in the next generation.

    Another thing - Sex-Links are good producers because they're hybrids, so breeding them to anything else but a purebred good producer won't gaurantee great results of production, but still will give decent production. If you truly want something to lay like your "Golden Buffs" you're probably best to breed the Ameraucanas or EE's to a Leghorn, Production (rhode island) Red, or production-type Australorp.

    That aside, the next generation if you're satisfied, that's that. If you want to continue on, then the best thing to do is select the bluest or more green, less brown hued layers with best productive results and breed them to what you choose, but with a parental record or gaurantee in good production. Breeding to another brown egger makes more brown and greenish eggs. Breeding to a white saves color but just lightens it. Breeding to a green/blue saves the blue/green egg color.
     
  3. azqhcowgirl

    azqhcowgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Could it mean Buff Orpington?
     
  4. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:No. Golden Buff is the trade name for the Golden Sexlinks that Meyer Hatchery sale.
     

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