What would I get if cross....(PICS)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Wynette, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    My brown/red EE roo, Maurice, and my Silver EE hen, Sissy? What color? Would it be ugly or pretty? (sorry pics are so big!!!)

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  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I dont know Wynette. I think you might get brown red. Well I think the only 2 colors in chickens is black and gold. and then the other genes are modifiers and enhancers. Someone correct me if I am wrong, I am only learning this myself. I think a lot is trial and error . Too bad chickens didnt come with a gene manual [​IMG]

    that hen is pretty,,,,Is she a silver?
     
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  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh a gene manual would be quite helpful! I think you're probably right on brown/red. Thanks, Tiki!
     
  4. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    [​IMG] well hopefully someone with more experience will come along and educate both of us!!!
     
  5. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

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    I dont knwo what you would get? I just wanted to say they are both pretty, I really like the hen.
     
  6. Heidi

    Heidi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it would be a mix of red, black, and brown - you might loose the silver. They'd be pretty IMO. [​IMG]
     
  7. GAhen

    GAhen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your EE hen looks like Bertha one of my EEs, she lays the prettiest light teal eggs!
    And your roo is so handsome....let us know if you decide to hatch some......
     
  8. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

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    Your birds are very pretty. Question, what is the difference in brown/red and wheaton? My ameraucana roo looks alot like yours but I always considered him a wheaton. I compared him to pictures on John Blehms sight and others. Unless a chicken is all black, white, red or buff, I can't tell for sure what color it is. Guess I need to study up on chicken colors. Your hen is beautiful but I would not have known it was a silver, maybe silver laced something? Guess I should stay with black, white, red and buff. My grandson asked me what we would get if we crossed a red roo and white hen. I told him a pink chicken. [​IMG]
    I have a lot to learn.
     
  9. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Your birds are very pretty. Question, what is the difference in brown/red and wheaton? My ameraucana roo looks alot like yours but I always considered him a wheaton. I compared him to pictures on John Blehms sight and others. Unless a chicken is all black, white, red or buff, I can't tell for sure what color it is. Guess I need to study up on chicken colors. Your hen is beautiful but I would not have known it was a silver, maybe silver laced something? Guess I should stay with black, white, red and buff. My grandson asked me what we would get if we crossed a red roo and white hen. I told him a pink chicken.
    I have a lot to learn

    If you look at this page
    http://www.ameraucana.org/scrapbook.html
    you will see pictures of all the recognized colors of true ameraucanas. EE'rs have no recognized color patterns. [​IMG]
     
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  10. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Whatever it'd be, it'd be interesting! I'd say go for it, why not? And post lots of pictures of the babies so we can see! [​IMG]
     

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