Introducing - "The Ameraucanas"

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by nivtup, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. nivtup

    nivtup Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    We got our start in Ameraucanas earlier this year. Set two different batches successfully hatched out quite a bunch.

    A good ratio of pullets to cockerals.

    We did only hatch out one splash out of 36 eggs that were set.

    We are approaching point of lay, and looking forward to seeing it.

    We do need to thin the cokerals, and probably a few pullets out of the bunch. Some are missing beards and muffs. Color is pretty good, fairly uniform throughout. A couple will be culled based on tail angle. Other than that, introducing "The Ameraucanas". We don't do well at naming, of 100+ birds, only two have been named.





  2. steffpeck

    steffpeck Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    Very pretty!! They look a lot like mine. [​IMG] I got 2 splashes out of my hatch. 1 roo and 1 pullet. I can't wait till they start laying!!
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    They are lovely. I adore my Ameraucanas. I have two blues, one black and one splash.
  4. pipermark

    pipermark Songster

    Jan 26, 2007
    Very nice looking birds.
  5. Empera

    Empera Songster

    Jan 27, 2009
    Issaquah, WA
    Beautiful birds.

    I'm not sure about you, but over here near the cascades in Washington, we've been getting wonderful weather and more eggs than expected.

    How about over in Shelton, Nivtup?

  6. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Songster

    Jan 23, 2009
    They great looking birds as well wish I had mine.
  7. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Songster

    Feb 5, 2009
    Wowza, they're gorgeous!
  8. chickenbuddy

    chickenbuddy Songster

    Jun 4, 2008
    That's a lota birds!
  9. nivtup

    nivtup Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    Finally pictures of the eggs.


  10. Sequin

    Sequin Songster

    May 20, 2008
    Very lovely!!! I have a grey(blue?) EE that I thought would be solid grey/blue - but now I am noticing she is getting some black splashes on her feathers. Do they get more splashed looking as they get older?

    Mine are getting closer to the time to start laying as well. How old were your girls once they started laying?
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2009

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