well, are they? and if so, which one looks better?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by haTHOR, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. haTHOR

    haTHOR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was told these are ameracauna, not from hatchery, from local lady who sells to the health food store.

    eggs from pullet sisters to these boys reported to be "blue blue".

    how do they look? is one better than the others?

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    i think two of these pics are of the same bird.
     
  2. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    [​IMG] looks good to me, check the bottom of the feet. if they're yellow they are EE, not Ameraucana. they look purebred to me
     
  3. haTHOR

    haTHOR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, glad to hear. she referred to these as "splash", not black. (their sibling roo is blue.) explain? I see B/B/S in your sig...
     
  4. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Blue x blue = 50% blue, 25% black, 25% splash
    Blue x black = 50% blue, 50% black
    Black x splash = 100% blue
    Splash x blue = 50% blue, 50% splash
    Splash x splash = 100% splash
    Black x black = 100% black

    Or you could use a punnet square ( I think that's what their called)
    Black = BB
    Blue = Bb
    Splash = bb

    This is splash (pic from Feathersite.com)
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  5. haTHOR

    haTHOR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, that is what I thought...I must have misheard the seller or she misspoke. I thought, these are clearly black, but what do I know? lol

    Thanks for the input!
     
  6. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe she was saying you need to get some splash hens. *hint hint* I love to help people with their chicken math [​IMG]
     
  7. haTHOR

    haTHOR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ha, i got your "number", lol. i did check back in with her and the breeder said that when they were babies these two had some white under their wings. she considered them splash due to that. should i consider them as such for my plans in breeding? thank you!
     
  8. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Nope, they're black. Solid black chickens can have some white in them as chicks and then it molts out. I'm surprised a breeder wouldn't know that.
     
  9. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I can not say if they are pure or not, as I am not experienced enough to say that.. But if it were me, I would choose the first one. It just appears prettier to me :confused:
     
  10. haTHOR

    haTHOR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    to be clear, i checked back in with the woman who sold to me...she bought several chicks before sexing from the breeder, and was telling me what the breeder said. So I may be getting a bit of mix up in the repeating of the conversation. I have the breeder's info so I'll check in with her since I really do need to know what's up.
     

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