Is she a Silver Ameraucana?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by The Lisser, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. The Lisser

    The Lisser Chillin' With My Peeps

    I got this pullet from a friend who paired her off-color silver Ameraucana rooster with a brown/gray Easter Egger hen. As far as I can tell, this pullet looks like a Silver Ameraucana. Could I use her in breeding silver Ameraucanas? The mom lays nice blue eggs.

  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    If one of her parents is an easter egger then no she is not an ameraucana.

    I wouldn't use her to breed because she is still carrying the genes the ee mother had.
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2011
  3. DFCottage

    DFCottage Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 17, 2008
    Montpelier, Virginia
    She's lovely! But you have to have a silver Am roo X silver Am pullet/hen to get a true silver Am. I bet she's gonna lay some beautiful eggs [​IMG]
  4. The Lisser

    The Lisser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks, pips&peeps and DFCottage. She will make some lovely EE babies, then.

    [​IMG] Melissa
  5. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    Quote:she looks Silver Duckwing alright... [​IMG]

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