buff Ameraucana with BBS

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by AHappychick, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    My Blue Ameraucana is lame again and I fear he is just a weak bird. I am not sure if I will ever use him for breeding now. I do have a nice Buff Ameraucana that was up for sale that I could use to breed with my bbs Ameraucana pullets.

    From what I can see on the calculator I will get blues and blacks? is there a big issue with using him as my sire with the splash and blue while I figure out an alternative? I have heard that sometimes buff is brought in to make the blue nicer so I was thinking it could actually be good???

    I know so little about genes and all that so any input is appreciated [​IMG]

    Thanks
     
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  2. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    anyone?
     
  3. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

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    Susan,

    Ask the question over on the ABC forum.
     
  4. ILOVEFRIZZLES

    ILOVEFRIZZLES Red Roof Hens

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    I would like to see want the Ameraucana police say too, I have a lavender Ameraucana roo I want to put in with B/B/S
     
  5. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Do not cross the buff line into the bbs line. The buffs still need lots (tons) of work on egg color and you will more than likely end up with a huge mess! But mostly you will destroy the progress that has been made on the egg color in your current gals.

    I have a bunch of really nice black cockerels this year. I am waiting for their tails to grow in to decide which ones to keep. But they should be available soon.

    I would like to see want the Ameraucana police say too, I have a lavender Ameraucana roo I want to put in with B/B/S

    You can breed your lavender to black and get black split chicks. (carrying the lavender gene)

    Keep these birds seperate from the BBS flock. Toe punch them and you can develop some lavender babies when the new gals start laying. I personally would not keep any of the cockerels.

    The lavender line, again, does not have as good of egg color and you will ruin the progress so many people have worked on to get that good egg color on the BBS.​
     
  6. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    but my buff hatched from a nice blue egg will that still mess them up? please let me know when you have a black available I would be interested.
     
  7. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Buffs can carry dominant white too. You're opening a whole can of worms with them. I think some of them also carry partridge genes; I ocassionally hatch some that have speckles on them like partridge colored chicks, but they are culled.

    The best color I have seen on a buff egg was a minty green, no blues yet. But if you personally saw the egg and hatched it, I would hold on to him and try to get a female or two to breed him to .
     
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  8. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    pips&peeps :

    Buffs can carry dominant white too. You're opening a whole can of worms with them. I think some of them also carry partridge genes; I ocassionally hatch some that have speckles on them like partridge colored chicks, but they are culled.

    The best color I have seen on a buff egg was a minty green, no blues yet. But if you personally saw the egg and hatched it, I would hold on to him and try to get a female or two to breed him to .

    I would but I really dont have the room for any more colors. I did see it hatch though, it was from Gary's line and the egg was more blue than green as I put all of my bluer eggs into one hatcher and it hatched from that bator.

    Well for now to keep the girls company I will put him with them. I will do a test hatch I guess and see, and replace him as soon as I can with a BBS​
     
  9. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Gary who? I don't think I know him. There are very few breeders of buff lf ameraucana.
     
  10. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    I hatched him from geareduplyn flock. he had mostly BBS but was working on buffs and blue wheatons.
     

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