Is this a Wheaten Ameraucana Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sshrader, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. sshrader

    sshrader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello! I am wanting to get a Rooster and a lady showed me this guy, just curious about him, does anyone know if it is considered a Wheaten Ameraucana.
    Sorry just 1 picture at the moment.
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  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Looks similar to one. Most Ameraucanas are actually EEs, so pure varieties are rare.
     
  3. sshrader

    sshrader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I assumed it could be an EE. Would Wheaten be the correct color? I'm still new to Chickens. Thanks!
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    No. Not wheaten. And the legs look like there is yellow skin under that dark wash on the legs. You have an Easter Egger.
     
  5. sshrader

    sshrader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh okay. Thanks!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Very nice EE
     
  7. sshrader

    sshrader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I need to do some reading up on how genetics work. Would like to eventually hatch some eggs out of him & my Production Reds or Black Sex Links. Not sure where to even begin.
     
  8. BirdManOK

    BirdManOK Just Hatched

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    So, you need to figure out what your breeding goals are... Production Reds are a line of RIRs that are bred to enhance egg laying... some claim as high as 300 eggs/hen/year... Black Sex Links are a crossbreed of high output egg-layers with the main emphasis of being able to determine the sex of chicks at birth (usually a hatchery concern). Both Production Reds and Black Sex Links will lay brown eggs.

    The rooster you want to buy appears to be a Easter Egger. This rooster will possibly provide you the genetics for a blue-ish egg in subsequent generations... When mixed with brown egg laying hens, this becomes a green egg.

    So, what are your goals? If you just want more hens to lay more eggs, then any rooster will do. If you want your offspring to be prolific layers ( and you haven't said that.. maybe you want dual purpose birds) then an EE rooster is an okay choice. If you want the offspring to lay a certain color of eggs, that's another consideration.
     
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  9. sshrader

    sshrader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nothing in particular at this moment, just good egg layers and friendly chickens, since the Fiance loves to go out and pick them up and love on them. Thanks for the feed back, I have a lot to learn about chickens.
     
  10. sshrader

    sshrader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a better picture of him. Just picked him up.

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