Lavender Ameraucana Breeders .... UNITE

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by DMRippy, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen

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    I am new to breeding Lavender Ameraucanas, well breeding in general, but I want to breed the BEST I can. I read everything I can find about the breeds I have, but it seems I run into NEW things with Lavenders I have never had to deal with. There is a HUGE learning curve with Lavenders. I want to try to help that learning curve by having one place to compile information on breeding Lavenders. I am not looking to create any controversy. I want opinions of what one could do for some of these issues that are Lavender Specific. Not just one opinion, all opinions are welcome, because what works for one person may not work for others. As we share this knowledge we have accumulated, I will create a page (I know how hard it can be to wade through a thread to find what you are looking for), kind of a one stop education for Lavender Amerauacana Breeders. I don't want to edit the information really, just compile information as we gather it here. Any contributions are welcome. Pictures are welcome too. I want to be able to post pictures for HELP. This is not a thread for posting your perfect birds (they are welcome too). Post pictures of issues you are having or have had and maybe we can help each other. You are not the only one having issues. PLEASE be polite, we do not want to attach anyone, we want to help, but sometimes it may not be the answer you are looking for [​IMG] I know it is hard to get quality lavenders, or lavenders in general and you want to hold on to them, but sometimes it is not in the best interest of this project color to keep all your lavender chicks.



    This is a BEAUTIFUL Color and if we work together maybe one day soon we can get them ACCEPTED. THAT IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN IF WE DON'T WORK TOGETHER and SHOW THESE WONDERFUL BIRDS!

    NOW let the sharing of KNOWLEDGE BEGIN!!!!!!

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  2. Shaffer

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    DMRippy,
    This is a great idea but wouldn;t it be more appropriate on the ABC Forum? IMO
     
  3. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen

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    It may be needed on both forums. Not everyone reads here or there. Maybe I should do both and compile the info in one place? I do understand what you are saying.
     
  4. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    I've got a bunch of pics in my default BYC album, but I don't know how to get to them????? WIll be checking in here.
     
  5. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

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    I'm so glad you started this thread!! I don't read the ABC forum. I do read the Ameraucana thread, but its such an active thread I find it hard to keep up with. I find it impossible to locate and information regarding lavenders. I always just PM happy when I have a question. This will be nice!!

    Also, I love to get my birds critiqued. If I don't know what's wrong, I can't fix it!!![​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen

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    Yeah!.... that is the spirit! I am going to get some pics of a problem I am seeing in 2 pullets. I don't think I can or should use them but would like some advice. We will wait for some experienced breeders for the critiques. My problem is feather quality, almost all feathers are frayed? I think that is right. I am thinking using them will BREED IT FORWARD.... and I don't want to make more problems. We will see.

    [​IMG] Keep it coming!
     
  7. Shaffer

    Shaffer Songster

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    A lot of the issues were discussed on the Ameraucana Breeders Club forum and the United Orpington Club forum for lavenders. You just have to search a little to see the issues discussed.
     
  8. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen

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    I looked on the ABC forum and read several posts and issues that is how I found out there are things in lavenders I just didn't know. I will check out the Orpington forum and see what I can find there.

    Thanks
     
  9. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

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    I should clarify, I mean I find it impossible to find info on Lavenders on the ameraucana thread on this site. If I could find the info in one spot like this it would make things easier.

    as to the ABC forum - I'm not sure I would join the ABC again. A lot of what I read on there was anti-lavender(that was a year ago, so maybe that has changed some). When I signed up for the membership last year, I sent my check and it was 4 months before I was added to the group, but they sent me a renewal from the time I sent the check. I didn't find them to be the most welcoming organization.

    granted, that was just my experience, I'm sure they are a very helpful group for most people
     
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  10. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Hi Diane!
    The ABC site can be a little difficult. It took 2 years to get me onto the forum, and there are some people that that seem to be hostile to "newcomers" even if you are just new to the forum, and not birds in general.
    In the least- let this thread be a place to learn and improve without anyone feeling intimidated.
     
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