Page 5 of 8 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 >
Topic Options
#53871 - 10/21/05 05:37 PM Re: Blue Laced Red Americaunas
Danny Pritchett Offline
Coop Keeper

Registered: 04/26/04
Posts: 565
Loc: South Carolina
thanks everyone!
_________________________
Danny Pritchett
http://www.dannysgamefowlfarm.com

Top
#53872 - 10/21/05 05:47 PM Re: Blue Laced Red Americaunas
Rob2 Offline
Classroom Professor

Registered: 03/28/03
Posts: 3068
Loc: Pennsylvania
Rhea Dean, what are ya gonna do now? I think I read somewhere you are working on something else?

Top
#53873 - 10/21/05 05:58 PM Re: Blue Laced Red Americaunas
Rhea Dean Carter Offline
Lord of the Fowl

Registered: 07/24/03
Posts: 1379
Loc: Tennessee
Rob, I've ordered some black, blue, and white Jersey Giant chicks from Randy Henry in California but haven't gotten them yet. I've decided I want some really big chickens!

I also want to develop bantam lavender Cochins. I really like that soft powder blue color and the fact that it breeds true.

http://www.poultrymad.co.uk/chickens/pekin.shtml
_________________________
Rhea Dean

Top
#53874 - 10/21/05 08:53 PM Re: Blue Laced Red Americaunas
Blue Egg Girl Offline
Chicken

Registered: 10/19/05
Posts: 86
Loc: Michigan
Wow! Rhea Dean I have never heard of $25. per bird prices unless they were show winners!
Its true, alot of Ameraucanas lay a pale green egg and like Angela said some range from pale robins egg blue to powder blue.
Sorry you were so disappointed.
Best wishes with your JG's and Cochins. smile

Top
#53875 - 10/21/05 09:01 PM Re: Blue Laced Red Americaunas
Angela Stanley Offline
Coop Cleaner

Registered: 10/19/05
Posts: 224
Loc: Missouri
I did pay $20.00 for a grown cockerel from Paul Smith a few years ago...I could see prices on the birds escalating with time. Especially if they are Gilbert, Blehms, Smiths or Barbara Campbells. Name recognition is always worth a few bucks. Besides, a good bird is worth every dime for breeding stock.
Still, if you can get a good line of Giants, what a coup!
_________________________
Angela Stanley

Top
#53876 - 10/24/05 09:54 AM Re: Blue Laced Red Americaunas
BC Breeder Offline
Coop Keeper

Registered: 07/16/02
Posts: 434
Loc: Canada
I hear you on egg colour complaints. I feel the ameraucanas have been outcrossed to non blue egg laying breeds too many times and have lost many of the genetic modifiers that deepen the blue egg colour.

Despite having quality award winning stock a couple years ago, I decided to outcross my ameraucanas to improve egg colour. I crossed them to select araucana stock and south american stock. A couple generations later, they are back to winning awards and won AOSB last weekend at our big provincial show. Now with nice egg colour. Mind you, I'm not happy and feel they still have lots of room for improvement. Takes a while to fix the bad that comes with the good in an outcross.

Improving the egg colour with the outcross was the easy part, maintaining it will be a challange. It will require selecting according to family data, not just by selecting birds with the bluest eggs.
_________________________
Omega Blue Farms
http://www3.telus.net/OmegaBlue/

Pictures related to my blue eggers can be viewed at:
http://groups.msn.com/BCsBlueEggers

Top
#53877 - 10/24/05 10:23 AM Re: Blue Laced Red Americaunas
Blue Egg Girl Offline
Chicken

Registered: 10/19/05
Posts: 86
Loc: Michigan
Ameraucanas are such a young breed. It will take time to work out all the kinks. I noticed in silver Ameraucanas that had OEG and Leghorns behind them, have bluer eggs.
BC Breeder...what color eggs are you getting with your Araucanas? Do you have photos?

Top
#53878 - 10/24/05 08:09 PM Re: Blue Laced Red Americaunas
Angela Stanley Offline
Coop Cleaner

Registered: 10/19/05
Posts: 224
Loc: Missouri
I'm not so much concerned with egg color, as I am with size. I think my stock is shrinking....LOL
Seriously, they do not have the size on them that I would like, so I'm doing a little creative breeding on my own. I'm on generation two of an orp/ameraucana cross. I'm sticking primarily with the cockerels, and I am encouraged. If it doesn't pan out, they'll still taste good.
_________________________
Angela Stanley

Top
#53879 - 10/25/05 05:43 AM Re: Blue Laced Red Americaunas
Danny Pritchett Offline
Coop Keeper

Registered: 04/26/04
Posts: 565
Loc: South Carolina
This has to be the most replys and of my posts have gotten, I have to go bye!
_________________________
Danny Pritchett
http://www.dannysgamefowlfarm.com

Top
#53880 - 10/26/05 11:56 AM Re: Blue Laced Red Americaunas
Danny Pritchett Offline
Coop Keeper

Registered: 04/26/04
Posts: 565
Loc: South Carolina
Does anyone's eggs look like these? They came from blue wheaton ameracaunas!
_________________________
Danny Pritchett
http://www.dannysgamefowlfarm.com

Top
Page 5 of 8 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 >


Moderator:  Admin @ The Coop, Wieslaw