Do I have an Ameraucana Cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChuChooks, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. ChuChooks

    ChuChooks Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been dragging my feet in dealing with this little guy as he's been my favorite since we brought them home, but he's now started crowing and I can't live in denial anymore.

    The breeder told me he was an Ameraucana, and his sister has the slate legs, but his have been taking on a pinkish hue over the past several weeks. Also, his coloring seems too much for a recognized one, right? He's blue splash with wheaten patches on his wings. Is this normal? Is he an Olive Egger, then? [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    He looks to be splash, with a lot of red leakage. The leakage is undesirable for breeding for the SOP, but can make some pretty, vibrant colored EE offspring.
     
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Could be an OE I suppose. I had 3 OE roos at one point, they all had pea combs and pink legs (from the Marans in the mix, I guess). That bird is definitely a cockerel though. He's very handsome!
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    That's an Splash Ameraucana cockerel, but not a particularly good one for breeding or showing.
     
  5. ChuChooks

    ChuChooks Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, everyone! That pretty much confirms what I was thinking. I'm tempted to just keep him and use a collar. Wish me luck!
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    He would make some lovely babies with those Easter Egger pullets.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    handsome boy
     

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