Jean(pips & peeps) color help please! ameraucana

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by klf73, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    here is the *roo* that hatched with that nice golden color.
    [​IMG]

    Krista
     
  2. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    I can't remember if this is the one I'm keeping or placing, but it is a roo definitely, right?
    they didn't want their pic taken
    [​IMG]
     
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  3. Solsken Farm

    Solsken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    He is really beautiful, Krista, if it is a he. [​IMG]
     
  4. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    Second one is DEFINITELY a roo... Not sure about the first. Comb pics would help! Judging by the skin around the beak vs. the white-headed roo, I'd say pullet, but I'm not 100% sure.
     
  5. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    first one's comb is just as red. I was curious what color [​IMG]
    was supposed to be wheaten/blue wheaten, but doesn't look like the rest
     
  6. Solsken Farm

    Solsken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am not any help. He looks like a cross between a white and a wheaten or blue wheaten. [​IMG] But I still think he's purty, if he's a he. Hopefully the Ameraucana police will come to the rescue. She's been scarce around these parts lately.....
     
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  7. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    The second picture is a wheaten roo, the feathers on the head will change and by the time he is about 6-8 months old, he should have the correct plumage.

    The first picture is of a roo also, it is what should have been a blue wheaten. I have a hen that has more buff color to it in my breeding pen. Obviously, I need to remove her and put her in the laying facility as she is not throwing quality chicks.

    Looks like you have a few roosters there......
     
  8. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    The "red one" as my kids call him, is extremely friendly. I only got one pullet out of wheaten/blue wheaten [​IMG] . Jean can you tell me what color the roo in front of the "red one" is, facing the same direction, that is the same color as my only pullet too.
    Thanks
    Krista
     
  9. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    That one looks from this angle that it may be a splash wheaten or just a blue wheaten. Can you get a better picture of it?
     
  10. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    I will get a pic tomorrow. I would bet blue wheaten. In your opinion, if you could keep one roo, which would be the best color? The only pullet looks identical to the *blue wheaten*, what are the color possibility of wheaten X blue wheaten or blue wheaten X blue wheaten ?
    Thanks
    Krista
     

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