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cross breeding Ameraucanas

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kglazier, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. kglazier

    kglazier Out Of The Brooder

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    new to backyard chickens. 1stv post.

    If I cross an Ameraucanas rooster with leghorn hens will the eggs be tinted or white? what about a Leghorn rooster with an Ameraucanas hen?

    Kipp
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    If they are true Ameraucansas they are pure for the blue egg gene and lay pure blue eggs. Crossing them with a leghorn will give you blue eggs.

    If they are Ameraucanas from a hatchery they are almost certainly not true Ameraucanas pure for the blue egg gene. Crossing them with a leghorn could give you a wide range of possible egg color. Hatchery Ameraucanas are really what we call Easter Eggers or EE’s. Their genetics are all mixed up. There is no guarantee what you will get.
     
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  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Ditto.
     
  4. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    Couldn't have said it better myself.
     
  5. kglazier

    kglazier Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks.
     

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