silver EE/americanas

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by AHappychick, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    I have a few silver/blue/brown Americanas and I just love the color and would like to continue to breed that particular color does anyone have some that are almost all silver and no brown? is the brown something that can be bred out so there is just the silver color? anyone have any pics of birds like these?

    do you think I could continue the color with a white Araucanas rumpless roo and the silver hens? or should I get a silver roo as well?
     
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  2. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    white just covers other colors...
    I have silver ameraucana pullets and they are all brown with *silver* necks. I really don't know if it's possible to "spread" that color all over their body. Hens usually are pretty blase compare to the roos....
    eta-silver/blue/brown sounds more like EE?
     
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  3. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    yes ee thats what I ment sorry I should not interchange the 2 like I do. so the white would just cover it up?
     
  4. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    Yes, I heard white best described as a lab coat, no way to know what color shirt is under it......
    It covers other colors, does not work with them..
     
  5. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    so maybe the best thing would be to get a silver roo as well or would another color work, maybe lavender?
     
  6. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    Maine
    lavender is a whole different can of worms, and finding one isn't too likely.....I was told using black is best....
     

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