don't know if I have splash ameraucanas - looking for pics

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by llbekahll, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. llbekahll

    llbekahll Out Of The Brooder

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    I hatched some eggs that were supposed to be pure bred Ameraucanas, but some of the chicks look like EEs due to the stripes down the back. I'm guessing they're probably Splash Ameraucanas...

    does anyone have a picture of a splash ameraucana baby chick for comparison?

    I can't find any since it's not recognized in the breed.

    Thanks!
     
  2. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't think Splash would have stripes, they should be a light greyish/white color I think.
     
  3. Tailfeathers

    Tailfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope. SW chicks won't have stripes or look like chipmunks. Sounds like you either got EEs or some other breed. SW chicks will look just like W or BW. You won't even be able to tell the difference for 4-6 weeks if I remember right. There are pics of 1-3 day chicks on my website under the "Babies" album.

    Please send me a personal email on who you got these supposed "pure bred Ameraucanas" from. I'm guessing I know who but would like to verify.

    Edited to say: Ooops, my bust. I just read your post again and see you said Splash vice Splash Wheaten. However, while I really don't know anything about the other varieties since I don't breed or show them, I'm fairly confident in saying the information I mentioned above still holds true. I'm all but positive it is. Still like to know who sent you those eggs too.

    God Bless,
     
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  4. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Splash should look like it does in any other variety. I have splash orps, rocks, and cochins- they all start out a fuzzy grey/blue/white/pale yellow, and wing feathers come in on the white or with a really really pale blue tint.
     
  5. Jubaby

    Jubaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are a couple of pictures of my Silkie Splash Ameraucanas. There feathers are silkie, but the coloring is splash.

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    And this is one of my baby pictures

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  6. cottagegarden

    cottagegarden Eggistentialist

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    Here's a splash Ameraucana chick for ya-
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  7. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    I'm still waiting on those silkie ameracuana eggs... [​IMG] I'll pay you for some... please please please?
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

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  9. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Quote:The only true ameraucana that has chipmunk stripes is the silver variety. You can see pictures of the chicks on the ameraucana breeders club site or my site.
     
  10. llbekahll

    llbekahll Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks a bunch for the pics and info.

    I realize that I definitely bought easter egger eggs off of a person claiming to have pure bred Americaunas.

    I guess this happens a lot.

    For anyone buying Ameraucana eggs off ebay, don't buy from davis-farms.
     

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