Wheaten Ameraucana roo over a black Ameraucana hen?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by klcabe, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. klcabe

    klcabe In the Brooder

    Mar 21, 2012
    Canton, NC
    Or vise versa. What would you get? I've spent the last 2 hours searching and can't find anything. Would I be better off sticking to wheaten-wheaten and black-black? I haven't purchased birds yet
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

    Feb 2, 2009
    Southeast Louisiana
    What are your goals? What do you want to achieve? Why do you want them? Why would it matter?
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    When you mix colors you can get some unpredictable results. They'll be probably black birds with gold leakage. I'm not sure why you'd want to cross colors? You'd simply be removing all the value of your parent stock. Purebred birds, bred to color, have value. Mixing colors basically gives you mutt looking birds that happen to lay colored eggs. Easter eggers are dime a dozen. Wheaton Ameraucanas are something special....not sure why you'd want to go backwards?

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