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Is this an ameraucana??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by abelseville, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. abelseville

    abelseville Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a rooster that came out of last summers hatch that we kept only because he is so beautiful. Now im thinking about breeding him and would like some advise from the byc experts!

    Best bet is ameraucana but I hatched lots of ameraucana X bc marans crosses also for olive eggers. Would that be considered a single comb? Does this mean he won't have the blue egg gene? What would you call that color pattern? Help please......
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  2. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    Can't answer any of your questions .. but he is stunning! [​IMG]
     
  3. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Wow- he is gorgeous! I think he would be considered an olive egger or EE. He is less likely to pass on the blue egg gene because of the comb- but could probably have the olive egg potential. I bet if you cross him back to Ameracauna hens you'd get some super nice olive eggers. Crazy color- like silver on top of blue wheaten!
     
  4. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    comb has nothing to do with egg color, but he is an EE
     
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    He is definately an EE, not an Ameraucana....look at his wattles. No beard.

    Since you said you hatched out alot of olive eggers, then that is what he is an Olive Easter Egger LOL!

    Handsome as he looks!
     
  6. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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  7. abelseville

    abelseville Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I thought I understood from the olive egg threads Ive been reading that the blue egg gene was associated with a pea comb?
     
  8. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:I thought I understood from the olive egg threads Ive been reading that the blue egg gene was associated with a pea comb?

    EEs can have any type of comb.
     
  9. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Quote:I thought I understood from the olive egg threads Ive been reading that the blue egg gene was associated with a pea comb?

    EEs can have any type of comb.

    You are correct- the pea comb is closely tied to the blue egg gene. He still has the potential to pass it on though- but your best bet would be to breed him to another EE or Olive egger to increase your odds. He has a pea-combed parent so he could pass that on as well.
     
  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:EEs can have any type of comb.

    You are correct- the pea comb is closely tied to the blue egg gene. He still has the potential to pass it on though- but your best bet would be to breed him to another EE or Olive egger to increase your odds. He has a pea-combed parent so he could pass that on as well.

    If you see a single comb, the bird doe NOT have the pea comb gene (or the rose comb gene, either). There is about a 3% chance that a bird will inherit the pea comb and not the blue egg gene (or vice versa) from its parent (assuming that the parent has both). Once that crossover is made it is just as hard to reintegrate them within the same bird.
     

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