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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
    Maine
    Quote:hmm, I have 3 silver ameraucana pullets with no roo, would they work?
     
  2. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    Quote:Lisa, is he yours?
    eta- would love to see the pic [​IMG]
     
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  3. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Johnny,

    Don't the wheatens carry a columbian gene? When I have crossed buff with wheatens I occassionally get buff cockerels with black hackles and dark tail feathers.
     
  4. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Don't the wheatens carry a columbian gene? When I have crossed buff with wheatens I occassionally get buff cockerels with black hackles and dark tail feathers.

    The wheatens probably don't have columbian but buffs will. [​IMG]
     
  5. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Quote:hmm, I have 3 silver ameraucana pullets with no roo, would they work?

    I know where you can get some superior Light Sussex. They are not cheap but would work great with your Silver hens.
     
  6. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    so silver would be better than black?
     
  7. Hi!
    Here he is:
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    I'm not sure *exactly* what columbian is, but I really liked their markings.
    The girls from the cross all layed light blue eggs, so he probably carries the blue egg gene.

    Most of the boys had huge weird blobby combs (I think that's why I quit with them), but I did hang on to this blue-whatever roo.

    What colors might I expect if I put him with a blue Am' girl?

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    Lisa
     
  8. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get lots of columbians in my birchen ameraucana project. What I have been told by another breeder is that silver basically a columbian gene linked with an extended black gene, thus turning the white body black with silver hackles. Remove the extended black and you have a columbian.

    Don't quote me on this, I am no expert on how colours work, I know some basic stuff but once you get into details like that I kinda sorta get it but don't at the same time. Seems to make sense to me, certainly explains the columbian coloured chicks I keep getting.

    I have crossed silvers with blues and blacks and crossed the most birchen looking offspring of that and get some quite nice columbians. I had about 6 hens over the past 2 years, beautiful columbians with nice beards, blue legs, blue eggs and almost clear markings. Just a hint of salmon colouring in the chest area but thats it. I hatched a couple dozen columbian type pattern birds but those 6 were the cleanest in markings and just stunning.

    If I liked that pattern I would have changed from Birchen to that(2 yrs ago I got 3 columbian coloured chicks for ever 1 birchen coloured one....), but I gave all the hens to a friend who wanted some blue egglayers.
    She kinda distributed them all over with her constant requests for unique looking laying hens.
     
  9. Huny

    Huny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have columbian rock bantams. If I crossed it with silver ameraucana what is the possiblitity of getting something that is columbian looking?
     
  10. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It is free, how good can it be? All these little lists and buttons to push...
    It isn't even in english. It doesn't know anything about my chickens.
    You have to spend too much time playing with it to learn anything from it.
    And those stupid pictures, they don't teach me anything. They only make me forget to read the descriptions.
    And what stupid descriptions they are. I don't see any resemblance with the actual colornames at our local exhibition. What the ... is a groundcolor and a patterncolor?
    Does he even have a clue how to make a new chickencolor?
    None of the experts ever said a good word about it...
     
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