I love the columbian color, but it seems linked to yellow skin/shanks which we all know doesn't work with ameraucana. Is there any way to acheive the columbian color with white skin &blue shanks? Thanks
I've been wondering about how to create Columbian Ameraucana too! I would think the best way to go with producing them would be through obtaining some Light Sussex (columbian based birds) X Silver Ameraucana LF. Choose Light Sussex because they have white legs! According to the chicken genetics calculator the offspring of Columian X Silver Ameraucana (Silver Duckwing) will produce 100% Columbian offspring. Then you would have to continue to breed for the Ameraucana characteristics. I have some birchen EE bantams and on occasion they throw offspring that are very close to columbian.
I also used the calculator to select a Lakenvelder X Silver Duckwing (Silver Ameraucana) and the offspring coloring was 100% columbian.
How accurate is this genetic calculator? Maybe some of the genetics people can help.