ROOSTER: Wheaten or Blue Wheaten Ameraucana? PIC

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by my4ladies, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. my4ladies

    my4ladies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've googled to try to determine which is which, but as far as looks, they appear to be the same...or at least to my "untrained" eye. Here's a pic of my guy.

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  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    He's Blue Wheaton. Look at his chest. That's how you can tell. The Wheaton males have black chests.

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  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    You have a Blue Wheaten Ameraucana. Wheaten Ameraucanas have black in their chests, whereas yours has blue. He's a beautiful bird!
     
  4. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    One way to tell a dark blue (almost black looking) from a real black is that a black will have a sheen on them where as a blue (whether light or dark) will not have this sheen on the feathers.
     
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  5. my4ladies

    my4ladies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great thank you. He is so pretty, but I couldn't keep him bc I don't want to bother the neighbors. We will be moving in a couple years and there will be no neighbors this time!!

    Thankfully my girlfriend took him so I can still see him. He came from the brightest blue egg.!
     
  6. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Aoxa, the first picture you posted is of a brown red, not a wheaten.

    To the OP yes, a blue wheaten.
     

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