What *may* these chicks look like?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by NoraJeann, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. NoraJeann

    NoraJeann Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a silver ameraucana roo breeding with various hens, barred rock, silver laced wyandotte, RIR, Welsummer,Blue Maran,and a really pretty easter egger that looks like a silver sebright.
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    If he really is a Silver Ameraucana, and not an Easter Egger, you can count on that 'silver' coloring to get passed on to all of his chicks. The barred Rock hens should produce black sexlinks. Most of the chicks should have pea combs. The Wyandotte mix chicks will have a cushion comb. The Blue Marans may produce chicks that are similar to Black Coppers, but will have silver instead of 'copper' coloring.
    If the rooster really is Ameraucana, you can count on green or olive laying pullets.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    those could be might nice chicks then....
     
  4. NoraJeann

    NoraJeann Out Of The Brooder

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    Why are ameraucanas always assumed to be just EE mixes?Are they that hard to find? I am fairly certain he is a true ameraucana he passed all sob in 4-h.

    Thanks I'm hoping so.
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    I've seen Easter Eggers shown as Ameraucana, win their class in 4-H shows. It's not the birds that are getting judged...
    If you got him from a feed store or hatchery, then he's an Easter Egger.
    True Ameraucana are a rare breed. Silver Ameraucana are one of the rarest varieties. They can only be obtained from a breeder.
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    If you post a picture I might be able to solve the 'Is he Ameraucana' question.
     
  7. shanadienne

    shanadienne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To add my two cents, this may not hold true for a real Ameraucana but when I crossed an easter egger and a RIR, I was able to sex the chicks pretty much the day they were hatched based on leg color. Males had yellow legs like their mother, females had legs like their father. The rule also applied to easter egger x Japanese bantam, though I couldn't tell the colors apart until they were older.
     
  8. NoraJeann

    NoraJeann Out Of The Brooder

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    He is probably just an EE then, I ordered him from a hatchery. Which isn't too terrible, just makes things less easy to predict.lol I'll see if I have a picture,cracked the camera lense on my phone.
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    HIm being an Easter Egger makes things very unpredictable. You have no way of knowing what has been bred in, and you have know idea what he may be carrying. And you have no idea if he is pure for the blue egg gene, or only has one copy of the gene.
     
  10. NoraJeann

    NoraJeann Out Of The Brooder

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    I guess we will just have to wait and see in a few weeks.
     

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