Which one's have Ameraucana in them??? 1 week old chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by steffpeck, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. steffpeck

    steffpeck Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    I have 5 chicks that hatched last Friday, 3 of them hatched out of Black Orp/Maran eggs and 2 hatched out of black Ameraucana eggs. I have 2 roosters, a Black Copper Maran roo and a Black Ameraucana roo. I am trying to figure out which ones are from which eggs and who the daddies are. What do you think?? And best of all, I think I have 4 pullets and 1 cockerel. WOOHOO!!

    Chick 1 - I am thinking this is from the Ameraucana egg and maybe the Ameraucana roo??

    Chick 2 - I think this one is part Ameraucana also

    Chick 3 - I know this one came out of a brown egg, and I am guessing the daddy is the BCM roo. I am fairly sure this little one is a cockerel also.

    Chick 4 - Straight comb on this one, but does it also have muffs?? Is this one part Ameraucana??

    Chick 5 - I am guessing this one is part Ameraucana because of it's comb.

    Lily - Black / Lavender Split Ameraucana Hen (Mom to 2 of them)

    Louie - BC Maran Roo (Dad to some)

    Leroy - Black / Lavender Split Ameraucana roo (Dad to some ??) ((He does have some gold leakage on him))
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2011
  2. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Crowing

    Jun 19, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    Other than looking at the comb I think it's probably impossible to tell as they are all the same color! [​IMG] Maybe someone will come along that knows better than me. [​IMG]
  3. CannonChicks

    CannonChicks In the Brooder

    Feb 21, 2011
    I think that one and three def are mixed with Ameraucana.
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    1, 2, 4 have Ameraucana in them. If the last one has a pea comb. . . Then it is likely ALL those have Ameraucana in them, as it means your Ameraucanas have only one pair of beard/muffs, thus they will pass on clean faced chicks. Not a good thing.
  5. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    Cranbrook, BC, Canada
    BTW, just wondering if all that stuff around their beaks and eyes/top of head look like mite eggs to anyone else? They sure look like it to me.
  6. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    The muff and beard gene are "incompletely dominant" which means that they don't occur all the time when crossed to a muffless bird. The pea comb is also an incompletely dominant autosomal gene.

    It will be pretty hard to tell whom is what until the girls start laying, or if they completely fit into the standard of one or the other breed type.

    I did a cross of orp and ameraucana last summer and got a pullet with a single comb. I grew her out to give to a friend for egg laying and imagine my surprise when she laid a nice blueish egg........ theory suggest that single combed birds rarely inherit the blue egg gene.

    This gal lays the best egg out of all my crosses, the rest of them lay a khaki egg.
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2011
  7. steffpeck

    steffpeck Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    Thanks for all the input. I know 2 of them are from my Ameraucana hen, since they hatched out of blue eggs, I am just not sure which roo is the father, and 3 of them hatched out of brown eggs, from my Maran/Orp hens, and again, I am not sure which roo is the dad. I am fairly certain they do not have mites, they were eating, and playing in the dirt outside with their momma hen, when I took these pictures, so I am pretty sure it is feed/dirt on their faces, but I will check them for sure!!
  8. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Quote:I agree.
  9. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Songster

    Jun 6, 2009
    #3 looks like it may have some Marans blood , the rest look Ameraucana

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