My first Ameruacana, now what?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by dianneS, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. dianneS

    dianneS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just obtained a young, lavender, rumpless, straight combed Ameruacana rooster. I only have EE hens to breed him with for the time being.

    If I want to get started breeding pure Ameruacanas, how and where do I obtain a hen/hens? What features would I look for in a hen that would cross nicely with this guy?

    What do I need to know when getting started with Ameruacanas?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Schroeder

    Schroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ameraucanas have tails and pea combs.
     
  3. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Ameraucana's do not have single combs and are not rumpless. He would make nice Easter Eggeras though.
     
  4. Christie Rhae

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  5. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:hes not an ameruacana. were did you get him? do you have pics of him to post up?
     
  6. dianneS

    dianneS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:hes not an ameruacana. were did you get him? do you have pics of him to post up?

    I could post some pics. Honestly, I was a bit suspicious when the lady who gave him to me said that he was rumpless and had a single comb etc. That didn't sound quite right to me? She said, "oh, they can have single combs, pea combs, rumpless, tail feathers, tufts or no tufts and still be an Ameruacana!" So I believed her. She had been trying for quite some time to hatch some eggs in her incubator and ended up with only five succefully hatching. Three were roos and only two were hens. That's how I obtained the rooster.

    I'll try and get some pics for you. Any ideas so far as to what he might be?
     
  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    dianneS,
    Are you in the U.S. or in the U.K.?

    Chris
     
  8. dianneS

    dianneS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm in the US.
     
  9. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:I'm in the US.

    Then I would say you have a mix.

    Chris
     
  10. dianneS

    dianneS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here he is. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I don't want to say anything to the woman who gave him to me, since he was free. Apparently the person she got her fertile hatching eggs from told her they were Ameruacan eggs. But where did she get her mixed up information regarding the breed in general? Seems odd to me?

    If he's out of a blue egg, he should still make a nice addition to my EE breeding program. My EE's look just like the Ameruacanas in that thread listed above, and they look nothing like this rooster! (You can see some of them in the background)

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