Wheaten Ameracuana

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by MountainChickenMama, May 10, 2011.

  1. MountainChickenMama

    MountainChickenMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 12, 2010
    What makes up a wheaten ameracauna, in other words, what breeds together make this bird....just curious...
  2. Then I Will

    Then I Will Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2012
    Annville, Pennsylvania
    I believe Wheaten refers to the coloration, or plumage of a single Ameracauna bird. Ameracauna is the breed, so if there is any other breed introduced, you have a mutt or mongrel known as an Easter Egger. You will notice my profile picture. I was told that my Roo (RIP Wyatt) was a purebred Ameracauna. Well, simpleton and beginner that I am, I didn't know better until the kind knowledgeable folks on BYC informed me that his coloration was not true to the Ameracauna breed standards. This meant that my big boy was not an Ameracauna but an Easter Egger. There must have been some impurity in his past, even a couple generations ago that caused his plumage to fail him from showdom.

    So, in order to get the various Wheatens such as Blue Wheaten, or Red, you mix Ameracauna colors, not other breeds with Ameracaunas.
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Yep, Wheaten is a color that can't exactly be "made," it is a pure color of Ameraucana, genetically e^Wh and the gold gene. You can't cross two colors to make Wheaten, except, two colors that already carry the Wheaten gene and nothing else prominent. [​IMG]

    And also as said, it's a color, not a breed. Ameraucana is the breed. There are also Wheaten colored Cubalayas, Araucanas, Shamos, Asil, Faverolles, Old English Game, Modern Game, etc. However some go by a different name of color or have a couple genetic differences, such as silver instead of gold gene or the mahogany gene added. But they're still all Wheaten based and the females all look quite similar.

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