EE/Aracauna/Ameraucana Question...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SterlingAcres, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Let's hope I spelled the latter correctly.

    I've got a rooster that I'd like to use for a breeder. He's half Aracauna and half EE. His father is rumpless, mother is not. Now, I have 3 beautiful EEs here for him, lady wise. I'd like to throw some pure Ameraucanas in there as well, for the egg color.

    A) Is there any chance at all that it would throw a rumpless chick? I'm thinking it's slim to none, but I wanted to double check.

    B) Technically, once the Ams were bred back to the Ara/EE mix, then offspring are all considered EE. Correct me if I'm wrong.

    Thanks in advance [​IMG] I appreciate it.
     
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  2. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Ameraucana

    And yes they would be easter eggers. [​IMG]

    ETA: Do you want rumpless chicks?
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2009
  3. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Quote:I knew I put the dang U in the wrong place. LOL
    Awesome. Would they carry mom's blue egg gene as well?
    Not really. I like tails. LOL
     
  4. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Awww the little rumpless ones are so cute!
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Yes, with one rumpless parent you can get rumpless offspring; it's a dominant trait. However rumplessness is associated with infertility problems, so araucana breeders sometimes use tailed birds.
     
  6. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Cool cool. Thanks for the replies guys. I'm aiming for egg color [​IMG]
     
  7. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Shellie, it sounds like your rooster is tailed and if put over tailed hens, the odds of getting rumpless are pretty slim, if any at all. I'd feel confident saying you'll get all tailed chicks. Have fun with it. I used Ameraucana in my EE pen and it worked great for egg color and beautiful birds.
     
  8. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Thanks Jody [​IMG]
     

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