Color

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Opa, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    What color would you call the bird? [​IMG][/img]
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  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    It looks like a blue ameraucana, it could be an easter egger.

    It's not a real great representation of blue though. I also think it is a cockerel, just by looking at how the tail feathers are starting to curl downward.
     
  3. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A pretty blue [​IMG]
     
  4. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    I'm wondering about the cockerel post. Here's some head shots of two birds, What do you think? [​IMG][​IMG][/img] [​IMG]ameraucana_splash_head.jpg[/img][​IMG][/img]
     
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  5. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Well, may be it is a pullet. Just keep an eye on it.

    The second picture is definately a splash ameraucana cockerel.

    Your blue probably came from a blue on blue mating and that is probably why I don't like the color.

    I have been selling eggs from that particular breeding and so have others on eggbid as many people have requested splash, but I don't keep any of the blue offspring myself as I prefer the darker ones with lacing which is the standard.

    Are they from my lines? Or from one of the other gals on eggbid?
     
  6. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    blue id say hen
     
  7. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    I bought them in southern Ohio and don't know a thing about them.
     
  8. chickenmain

    chickenmain Out Of The Brooder

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    Look like hens to me.
     
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    greenthumb89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the splash looks like a definite roo to me but the blue could be a roo too, the one i have doesnt have the tail curl that yours seems to have
     
  10. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    very pretty birds, I love that splash roo
     

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