Rooster - Ameraucana or EE?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hebertchick12, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. hebertchick12

    hebertchick12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let me start off by saying we LOVE this rooster. Either way we are keeping him... I am just curious because we will be hatching our own chicks and want to know if he might carry the blue egg gene. We will be setting eggs from our two blue-egg layers and our black copper Marans.

    We don't do shows, so don't really know much about the SOP. The lady I purchased him from said he was Blue Wheaten Ameraucana, but I just figured EE. Would love to know what you think.
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  2. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EE, he is clean faced
     
  3. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree he is EE, but he isn't clean faced, he has a muff/beard, although not quite as pronounced as he should.

    Also, he does not fit the breed standard to color...he comes the closest to a Blue Wheaten, but it's not quit right for that, nor for the Brown Red.

    Also, his comb is not a proper pea comb...it looks more altered than a pea...more like a rose comb or almost a buttercup.

    So I agree, mixed breed, EE....or simply non-show quality Blue Wheaten, which by default would make him an EE...which is why you got him from a breeder as they won't breed foward his genes if they are going for proper Ameraucanas.

    However, he may carry the blue gene. He doesn't have a "pea comb," which is closely linked to the blue gene, though, so he may not carry that forward. However, he may have 1 of the blue genes, which means you could get some green egg layers or olive egg layers, just not all of them...more like 50% brown and 50% green IF he has 1 blue gene.

    Lady of McCamley

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    Last edited: Feb 17, 2015
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  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree. Lady of McCamley has stated this case perfectly.
     
  5. hebertchick12

    hebertchick12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THANK YOU very much for this detailed response! I did notice his comb was not quite right. I guess all we can do is keep some of his offspring and wait until they start laying to see what happens! :)
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Easter Egger.
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    He's an Easter Egger.
     

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