What's wrong with their feathers?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Jubaby, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. Jubaby

    Jubaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two Splash Ameraucanas that are 18 weeks old. Their feathers are so strange, almost like fluffy silkie hair, not feathers. I don't know what you would call this. It's not like a frizzle. Has anyone else seen this on Ameraucanas?

    Also I've thought the bigger one was a rooster, because it's had a red comb very early, but at 18 weeks it has never started crowing and likes to sit in the nest boxes alot. It really doesn't have any other characteristics of my Ameraucana rooster, so I'm starting to think maybe it is a hen after all. What do you think?

    I feel stupid for asking, but I'm fairly new. My other Ameraucanas are EE's from the hatchery. These two I hatched from shipped eggs and I've never seen feathers like this before.

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  2. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
    Oklahoma
    My dear...I do believe you have the first Silkie-Ameracauna!!!!!!!!! COOLNESS!!!!
     
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  3. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    ohhh myy gooodddd I WANT SOME NOW! my 2 favorite breeds mixed OMG GIVE ME EM NOW lol [​IMG]
     
  4. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    whered u get those eggs? are u gonna try to breed em? [​IMG]
     
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  5. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    How cool! They definetley look like Silkie Amer crosses. They look so soft [​IMG] Would that technically make them EE's? Well whatever they are, you should def breed them.
     
  6. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
    Oklahoma
    They can't be silkie crosses...because there would be feathers on the legs, a semi-crest, and blackish colored features. Also...the comb would be very sloppy on these birds...but they have a perfect pea comb.
     
  7. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    They are awesome!!!!!! I just may need one of them!
     
  8. hippichick

    hippichick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Branch, La
    Those are very cool. Looks like a roo and a hen, too. Maybe you can breed them, whatever they are.

    Paula
     
  9. Leah-yes I know I'm crazy

    Leah-yes I know I'm crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow. I just want to touch them. [​IMG] Where did you get the eggs from?
     
  10. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
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    Quote:I'm not saying they are silkie crosses, but I had some silkie crosses with a variety of combs-none sloppy, and some had no leg feathers. Also some did not have blackish features. Just saying....


    edited to add: they are absolutely gorgeous btw [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2008

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