White Ameraucana's? What do you think? pics included

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Steve_of_sandspoultry, May 23, 2010.

  1. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    We just hatched out what were represented as white Ameraucana's. There are 2 shades going and 2 different leg colors. Looking for some experienced Ameraucana input on the chicks.

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    Thanks
    Steve
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They are all white. It may have to do with dominant or recessive white gene at play or could be due to silver/gold factor that is resulting in the 2 shades. I will say that when hatching white orps and white araucana I have always seen two shades. You'll find some feather out a more bright white and others tend to have a more tinted white plumage. Those are nice chunky chicks!
     
  3. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Thanks so much, what is your take on the leg color? Will that change as they age? What we have always hatched before has had the slate color right from the start.

    Steve
     
  4. Cluck-a-Doodle-Doo

    Cluck-a-Doodle-Doo Out Of The Brooder

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    We have hatched LOTS of Ameraucanas and EEs, if the leg color changes for us it gets lighter, never darker. That's our experience.
     
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  5. jeb251

    jeb251 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    because of the yellow legs, I would hope for EE at best, my white americanas have a very pretty slate blue color, as for the feather color, I wouldn't be concerned it normal they should feather out white
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    White Ameraucanas can have lighter leg color, I'm told by the experts.
     
  7. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Thanks, I don't like the looks of those yellow legs at all. The ones with the darker shade have the darker legs

    Steve
     
  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I wouldn't use any for breeding for those that have lighter legs still at 16 weeks.

    They should all end up white.
     
  9. chics in the sun

    chics in the sun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My "Ameraucana" chick had yellow legs, and somehow she turned into a Leghorn. [​IMG]
     
  10. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Can the legs change color with age? The other colors we have hatched from our own birds all hatched with gray legs. This is our first experience with white.

    Steve
     

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