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What Color are these Ameraucanas?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HidingInTheHenHouse, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. HidingInTheHenHouse

    HidingInTheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is the mixed color cockerals I don't know about. I can figure out buff, black, and white obviously, but the ones that are gray, yellow, and white, I'm just not sure about.
    I know you can have Wheaten, Blue Wheaton, Wheaton Splash, and Blue Wheaten Splash, but I can't figure this out.

    There are 3. One is darker, one medium, and one light bluish.

    One in front is the medium; in back is the light one.
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    Darkest one rear left; medium one rear right; light one in front.
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    Light one in center; darkest one off to the right.
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    Medium one
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    Darkest one
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    Light one in front, darkest one in back
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  2. hangin'witthepeeps

    hangin'witthepeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no clue, but I just wanted to say that they are lovely. I have never seen that shade of EE. I've been wanting some so badly and I have to stop myself from ordering eggs every day. Now I want that color, so I need to know where you got them. Please tell me that it's possible to get that color combo. B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!!!!
     
  3. HidingInTheHenHouse

    HidingInTheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just to clarify, these are NOT EEs. The breeder I got them from (who is on this board), would probably be offended if someone called her purebred Ameraucanas, EEs.
     
  4. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If those birds lay eggs of any color besides blue, they are not ameraucanas.
     
  5. HidingInTheHenHouse

    HidingInTheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They do lay blue eggs, although 8 week old pullets do not. I really don't want this to become a discussion on whether or not these are Ameraucanas. I already know they are. I just wanted to know what color(s) the cockerals were considered, since I am not experienced with those particular colors.
     
  6. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just saw a thread about some strange colored orps. Sorta like yours, with blue and gold. If I remember correctly, someone said that could happen when you cross a blue with a buff. Maybe that's what happened?

    I'll find the thread and post a link.
     
  7. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    I don't have any ameraucanas myself - your chickens are very pretty colors.

    I don't think I can put the link on here, but if you google "ameraucana breeers club" and then click on "photos" (a link on their first page), you'll be able to see what all the colors of ameraucana hens & roosters look like. They don't look like the wheaten rooster pictures, but maybe it's because they are too young? I'm not sure how much they will change between 8 weeks old & fullgrown - maybe quite a bit.

    Another possiblity for you is to e-mail the breeder who sold them to you and ask them what color they are (you can send her the link to this thread). The breeder should know the colors.
     
  8. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I see a white ameraucana and a black ameraucana in the pics. There may also be a buff, but it appears clean faced. The others look like non-standard colors, but I'm not familiar with the wheaton colors as they grow out, so maybe check with Pips N Peeps on those to see what she thinks. I'm pretty sure she has that color variety.
     
  9. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2008
    KY
    I can see a white and black, the other two are technically EE's.

    Unless they are some sort of wheaton or silver - I've never seen those colors in younger birds before - but neither really look to be turning that way to me.

    Ameraucanas can lay a green egg, they aren't supposed to, though.
     
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2009

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