What would a Barred Rock roo/White Americauna hen make?

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  1. riverman

    riverman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive got a pure Barred Rock roo fertilizing my white and wheaten Americauna ladies, what traits will the chicks take more of/ what breed will this make?
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Since I've heard of both dominant and recessive white Ameraucanas. . . That crossing depends. Either the chicks will be 100% barred or 100% white with barring leaking through.

    The Wheaten Ameraucana crossing will provide 100% barred chicks as well, but with some red leakage.


    Both crossings will create Easter Eggers, green-egg laying mutts. They will have pea combs and greenish or yellow colored legs.


    Just curious though, are these already purebred Ameraucanas, or Easter Eggers? ( you mentioned the BR is purebred, but not the Ameraucanas, and you used an I in the name, signalling that they're likely EE's - Which would make the "wheaten" likely a BBR/duckwing, not Wheaten. )
     
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  3. RAREROO

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    Weather they are Ameraucanas or EEs, the results will be the same. The Wheaten/gold colored ones will produce all barred chicks with leakage being likely and the ones from the White ones, and I have also heard of both Dominant and Recessive White ones but I think most are Rec. White. But the Recessive White hens would produce all barred chicks as well and if they were dom white, which would be more likely if they are EEs, would be the white with "ghost barring " as I call it.

    Here is a pic of what that looks like.

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  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Oh yeah, forgot to mention that - If they're EE's, the whites will produce what you see in the photo. White EE's are dominant.

    If they're Ameraucanas, I believe most are recessive, so you'll just get barred chicks. [​IMG]
     
  5. riverman

    riverman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wooo I love this forum sooo much already! [​IMG]

    Thank you Illia & RAREROO.. Ill post pics tomorrow, There pure Americauna Im sure.

    So the chicks will most likely be 100% barred? Meaning the chicks can be used in later matings as full blood BR's? or will the chicks be mutts either way?


    I'm new to the selective breeding side of chicken raising and realllly getting into it!!
     
  6. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where did you get the Ameraucanas? That is a good start to identify if they are pure or not. [​IMG]
     
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  7. riverman

    riverman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I work on a pasture raised- free roaming/certified organic egg farm with a flock of Americaunas & Araucanas about 400 strong, I bought 3 of the Americauna's from my boss(a white, a wheaten looking one, and a brown-black lady with gold tips) He got them from a hatchery in Arkansas.

    Thank you all for you help.
     
  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Quote:you've got EEs.
     
  9. riverman

    riverman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How can you tell?
     
  10. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep You've got Easter Eggers, hatcheries dont have pure Ameraucanas even if they sell them as Ameraucanas, they arent And they sure dont have Araucanas, which are rumpless and have tufts instead of beards. The Hatchery part and the Brown Black with Gold tips part are the give aways there as that is a typical color of EEs. So from the White one you can expect the ghost barred colored ones.

    And NO the offspring would not be pure barred rocks and could not be used as such, they would still be mutts and would probably be closer to the EEs in body features, just barred coloring.
     

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