Project LAVENDER CUCKOO Ameraucana eggs 8+(more pics added)

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  1. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    You read right- Lavender CUCKOO. These are a project- purely for fun. These are the f2s of a color project I started last year- having the birds to make lav cuckoo, I just could not resist. These eggs will produce Lavender Cuckoo, Cuckoo split for lavender, and possibly some cuckoo that are not split. In case you don't know- "split" refers to a bird carrying a gene but not visually showing it.
    I have no way to tell which of the cuckoo are split and which are not- you will have to test breed to find out.

    I have been breeding Ameraucanas for several generations- and my solid lavenders are in the f4 stage. These chicks will be a result of the f3s that originated from Shaffer, Smith, Garner and Crystalcreek's stock crossed to my own project cuckoo split for lav roo. I was assured that this color will never make it out of the project stage because barring restricts pigment in the birds legs. I have seen a few chicks hatch already from this crossing and they all have dark legs so far. One was clean-faced. I am offering these now because I will be breaking breaking up that pen to go back to your regularly scheduled lavender ameraucana projects. [​IMG]

    Shipping is a flat $14 for the lower 48. Add $3 for Alaska. I am not NPIP yet.

    Below are some pictures of my lav stock, and an image I borrowed to illustrate what color we should expect. Thanks for looking!

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    Lavender eggs by the top:
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    Myroo and a few of the juvies' sire:
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    Project pen- there are some moulting in here
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    The roo has a little leakage, but he makes up for it with good size and gentle personality.

    This photo belongs to Spish. It is an Orpington, but just putting it here as a reference for what lav cuckoo looks like:
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    These will ship Tuesday next week. Priority mail with delivery confirmation. I use a number 7 box and have had successful hatches as far away as Alaska. I will purchase insurance if you wish for an extra $2. Pick-up is free of course.
     
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  2. Contrastphoto

    Contrastphoto Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched out three of these little cuties for the NYD hatch. I highly recommend HappyMtn. Packaging/shipping was great. 100% fertility on all egg she sent.
    Here are there photos
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    I am so excited to watch them grow!
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Nice Lav Cuckoo hen shown [​IMG] And love the chicks. I don't think I've ever seen Lavender Cuckoo outside BBB's d'Anvers.



    So, okay, correct me if I'm wrong - The eggs are coming from the pic with the cuckoo male and Lav and Lav split females, yes?
     
  4. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Neate project!!

    ~Aspen
     
  5. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Quote:I love that hen- so nice of Spish to let me share it [​IMG] The roo is cuckoo split for lavender.

    Also- all you need is a lav cuckoo roo out of these eggs and it opens up a lot of possibilities.
     
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  6. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Quote:OMG I didn't see the one in the fluff balls [​IMG] That is so cute- thank you so much.
     
  7. bigspringshatchery

    bigspringshatchery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will you be selling more of these? I love the lavender color and cuckoo is my favorite pattern in any bird. I would love to get some eggs but in a month or two
     
  8. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    No- I am breaking up the pen in about 2 weeks. I might have a young roo available later on. ETA- wait I need a roo so maybe I'll have a pullet for you [​IMG] I'm just an hour from AL.
     
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  9. Muggsmagee

    Muggsmagee Menagerie Mama

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    Quote:Are you kidding me??? That pic of the chick with the colored craft balls is SO flipping cute!!! [​IMG] Great pic!
     
  10. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    I have some more girls that started laying since that last egg pic- color varies a lot, but size has improved.


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    They do get more pale thoughout the hatching season, much like marans eggs do. You can tell how some have just started back up and some are due for a moult.
     

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