Buff Orpington and Lemon Blue Wheaton Ameracauna Cross

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Then I Will, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. Absolutely Yes!

    4 vote(s)
  2. Uh-...no.

    2 vote(s)
  3. Maybe, depending on the breeds.

    6 vote(s)
  1. Then I Will

    Then I Will Songster

    Jan 13, 2012
    Annville, Pennsylvania
    I have two very broody mutt chickens who are determined to hatch something. So I've decided to let my Lemon Blue Wheaton Ameracauna (At least...I think he's a Lemon Blue judging from other people's pics) fertilize the eggs of my pure Buffs and set those eggs under my broody-butt mutt chickens. ;)
    Naturally the result is going to be another "mutt" but I wondered if anybody else has ever crossed Golden Orpingtons with a Blue Ameracauna and can furnish some pics or thoughts on the result. Here is a picture of my big boy, Wyatt.

  2. poultrycrazy

    poultrycrazy Songster

    Aug 25, 2010
    ive never seen an ameraucna ljkethat very pretty! i think yours would make some nice birds... with the right parents mutts can be BEAUTIFUL
  3. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

    Apr 19, 2009
    Fall Creek Falls TN
    Your rooster is an easter egger, and there is not really a color called lemon blue wheaton. There are lemon blues, and there are wheatens, and blue wheatens. You'll get nice fat easter egger chicks if you put him over orp hens. Orps make some of the best crosses.
  4. Then I Will

    Then I Will Songster

    Jan 13, 2012
    Annville, Pennsylvania
    Thanks, the guys and gals in my other post told me he might be an EE because Lemon is not a color listed in Ameraucanas- but when I looked at the EE standards they didn't list Lemon either. However, apparently EE's can come in almost any color. If I can't put Lemon, Blue, and Wheaton together on him...what color can he be described as? Simply Blue Wheaton?
  5. He doesn't have any wheaten in him. He's Silver Willow (the splash and silver counterpart of lemon blue)
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2012
  6. lildinkem

    lildinkem Songster

    Feb 4, 2009

    This is my Lemon Blue Ameraucana. Both her parents are single combs. Mom is a Blue Splash Orp and dad is 1/2 Black & 1/2 Buff Orp. So you MAY get a Lemon Blue, I also had one Lemon Blue from the same parents who is a single comb. So you may expect either.
  7. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    Easter Eggers do not have a standard, they are mixed breed birds and can be any color. Your bird is not lemon blue, nor is he wheaten, blue wheaten, or ameraucana.

    You will probably not get any green eggs from the cross, most likely khaki and brown.
  8. QuailQT

    QuailQT Songster

    Oct 23, 2009
    NW PA
    Wondering what the chicks looked like from this cross??? The roo is just beautiful!!
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    As others have said, he's not lemon blue or wheaten or blue wheaten, or even an Ameraucana, but he sure is one of the most striking Easter Egger roosters I've ever seen! I really, really love his coloring! You should have some really gorgeous babies from him with a Buff Orp hen, I'd say.
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2012
  10. Then I Will

    Then I Will Songster

    Jan 13, 2012
    Annville, Pennsylvania
    BWAHAHAW!! [​IMG] This beautiful roo passed away of Cocci very suddenly in February!!

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