columbian ameraucana~possible? genetic gurus....

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by klf73, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    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
  2. Hi! Is Columbian kind of like Lakenvelder's coloring / markings.
    Lakenvelders have slate legs, white skin (I think), and lay white eggs.
    I've got a pic of Ameraucana X Lakenvelder cross roo somewhere.
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    I don't know why columbian plumage would be linked to yellow legs.
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

    Jan 11, 2007
    I don't know the answer, but I bet they'd be beautiful birds.
  5. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Songster

    I don't think columbian gene & the white skin gene have known linkage do they?

    Light Sussex have white legs & silver columbian plumage.

    One could make an ameraucana with slate legs & columbian plumage.
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2009
  6. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
    This pullet is an araucana, she appears to show columbian genes:


    One of her brothers (left) and their daddy:

  7. herechickchick

    herechickchick Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    I know there is someone working on them, or at least I think so. I agree with Jody, I think it would be a beautiful variety. I wish I could be more help.
  8. soonerdog

    soonerdog Songster

    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.
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2010
  9. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Quote:well, I wasn't sure it was, it was when I looked up all the breeds that come in columbian had yellow skin and legs [​IMG]
  10. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Well, I have some heritage delawares in the bator and was thinking of putting an extra roo over some black pullets and see what would happen....
    A white layer definitely would be a better choice...

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