What color is he? Cockerel from APA Ameraucana parents

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by HorseFeatherz NV, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    I have this April 2010 hatch, Ameraucana cockerel – from APA Black parents – he was bred by a reputable breeder.

    I believe he is called a sport – correct?

    What color is he and what color chicks will he throw? He *looks* like a white, except for his beak (and of course having black parents).

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    12.28 – still waiting on a tail, photo with foot color
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  2. Luvroos

    Luvroos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How did you know that this little guy were a cockeral/ rooster? Did you special order him or something?
     
  3. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I would imagine it is becuase the bird now obviously looks like a rooster and even appears to be crowing in one of the pics.


    But he should be a Recessive White Sport that came out of black breeding just like how White Javas, White Giants, and most other Recessive White breeds first got started. His to black parents would have been both carrying one copy of recessive white and your roo would be the 25% chance of the them a white offspring.

    If you bred him to the blacks, assuming they are not carrying a white gene, then all of his chicks would be black with one copy of Rec. White like his parents were. If the blacks are carrying one white gene when breed to the White roo their offspring would be half Whites and half Splits ( Black but carrying one copy)
     
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  4. Hennypen

    Hennypen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's Red White and Blue. [​IMG]
     
  5. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Quote:Thank you Rareroo.



    So, can he shown as an Ameraucana - white. Or is he an EE?

    ETA: should have said - could he be shown as an Ameraucana
     
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  6. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Quote:He is old enough now he is crowing and has a really nice saddle feathers.
     
  7. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

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    You are so right - I never noticed
     
  8. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Thank you Rareroo.



    So, can he shown as an Ameraucana - white. Or is he an EE?

    ETA: should have said - could he be shown as an Ameraucana

    He should technically classify as a White Ameraucana if he did in fact come from pure Black Ameraucana parents.
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    The red, white, and blue bit went right over my head. I was what the [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. Chris09

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    I would say he should technically classify as a White Ameraucana also.

    This reminds me of a Old Polish Rooster I had. He was genetically a Splash but if I pulled out the one Black feather he had I could show him as a Self White.
    He was a very very light splash...

    Chris
     

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