Clearing up leakage in Blues

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Minniechickmama, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    I have some Blue Ameraucanas I hatched out this spring. They are nice looking birds, but the two cockerels have some yellow leakage on their wings. How can I clear this out of future chicks if I use these birds? Or should I get rid of them and get some new blood to cross with that doesn't have the leakage issue?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    I would say replace them if you want true blues. The females may not show it, but that's because they don't have the genetics to display it, though they carry it. The gold is often from duckwing/birchen coloring, which males show and females don't.
     
  3. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    Thanks, Illia.
     

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