I think I have an lavender ameraucana rooster but it has a single comb and not a peaceful comb...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by julietta, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. julietta

    julietta Just Hatched

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    I think my rooster is a lavender ameraucana, but it has a single comb instead of a pea comb. What do you think it is?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] He may be a lavender Ameraucana/Orpington cross - ie, an Easter Egger.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree
     
  4. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Definitely a mixed cross.

    Very pretty bird.

    Since he has the single comb, he likely doesn't carry the blue egg gene. Put him over a white layer hen and see what the daughters produce. If they grow up to lay light blue eggs, then you know he had a blue egg shell gene....but you'll have to hatch a few as you've got a 50/50 chance of blue or white shell base....if he has it.

    Otherwise he is a very pretty boy and will make for handsome eye candy in the flock.

    LofMc
     
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  5. diggstown

    diggstown Just Hatched

    Very pretty bird
     
  6. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    He is a very pretty boy! Agree that he is a mix, but he can't have pure ameruacana back there because the pea comb is dominant and he's single combed.
     
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  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed
     
  8. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Wouldn't that depend on the Ameraucana's pea comb genes....

    My understanding is the pea comb is PPrr or Pprr

    If he is an Orpington/Ameraucana, the Orpington, being single, would be pprr

    So technically a cross could be made, if the Ameraucana were Pprr with an Orpington pprr, you could get 50% chicks with pprr (single) and 50% with Pprr (pea comb dominant).

    He still has some relatively significant muff, which I find if EE cross drops off pretty fast (although not always).

    LofMc
     
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  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Ameraucana should be pure for the pea comb gene.
     
  10. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Both genes PP then?

    LofMc
     

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