Can anyone post pics of an Americauna/Barred Rock cross?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by hmlongino, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. hmlongino

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    I have eggs in the incubator from my Americauna roo and my BR hen. I would love to see pictures of what I might expect!
     
  2. shandiane78

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    That will depend on the color of your Ameraucana. Is he a true Ameraucana, or an Easter Egger roo (from a hatchery)? Do you have a pic of him? Depending on his color, it's possible for the chicks to be sex linked.

    This pullet is from a Blue Wheaton Ameraucana over Barred Rock hen:

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  3. hmlongino

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  4. shandiane78

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    Beautiful roo! I do believe your chicks will be sex linked - Barred cockerels and solid dark pullets. At hatch, look to see if some of them have a white spot on the head. Those would be your cockerels.

    Now, I know this is how it SHOULD work, but it did not work out quite that way for me. My girl had a small white spot on the head, plus faint muddy barring as a chick. All signs pointed to boy. But she turned out a solid blue pullet. She was the only one of that combo that hatched, so unfortunately I didn't have any cockerels to compare. Maybe the cockerels would have had a larger white spot and could have been sexed at hatch much like a barred rock.

    This was her as a chick:

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  5. hmlongino

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    Awesome, thanks!! They are due to hatch on 3/22, and I'll post pics then!

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  6. Amerauchick17

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    That would be a great combo! I love both breeds :)
     
  7. WyandotteIndeed

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    Howdy! I realize this is a pretty old thread, but I thought I would share. I have a couple that are just plain gorgeous. And they lay blue, not green or olive eggs.
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  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Howdy neighbor [​IMG]

    What pretty birds! There's a thread here somewhere about a breeding project for cuckoo Ameraucana, you might check that out. Love the beards on barred birds [​IMG]
     
  9. texaspolloloco

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  10. WyandotteIndeed

    WyandotteIndeed Chirping

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    Hey neighbor too! Oh I will definitely need to check that out. And I'm hoping to find some nice birds at the Fall poultry swap this October. If you are thinking of going, I'm sharing a booth with my friend who breeds frizzles. I'm hoping to find some quality Americaunas. I love my EEs, but would like some pure stock to start a new project.
     

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