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#1 2013-05-08 19:01:00

Amblecroft
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From: Millbrook, Ontario
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EO crossbred

http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k515/s_buttivant/025.jpg

This handsome fellow is from last Fall's hatch and aside from the EO eggs I also put in some of our Ameraucana eggs (fertilized by the EO rooster).

My sister had him and now he is back with me and in with my Ameraucana hens so he can fertilize the green eggs for a Spring hatch.


Susan Buttivant at Amblecroft,
Chaparral Pyrenean Shepherds and Petits Bassets
http://www3.sympatico.ca/chaparral/amblecroft.html

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#2 2013-05-08 19:07:40

Amblecroft
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Re: EO crossbred

My sister called him "Angel" until he turned into an "Angelo" :-)


Susan Buttivant at Amblecroft,
Chaparral Pyrenean Shepherds and Petits Bassets
http://www3.sympatico.ca/chaparral/amblecroft.html

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#3 2013-05-08 22:56:18

Lisa
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From: near Arthur, Ontario, Canada
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Re: EO crossbred

Susan,

If I understood it right, Angelo's dad was the EO, yes? I've heard that egg colour is determined primarily (but not entirely) from the rooster's side - so I think your eggs are more likely to look EO than blue/green if you let Angelo do his thing. Anybody else heard anything different?

He's a handsome fella - is he friendly?


When all else fails, go spend time with your chickens. :)

Pens are currently filled with Red Cuckoo (Marraduna) and Red Basque (Gorria) breeders, Spitz, and Seramas.

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#4 2013-05-09 00:27:30

Amblecroft
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Re: EO crossbred

Yes, Angelo's sire was my EO rooster.  Angelo's sisters that also hatched out of green eggs now lay green eggs.  Of course, I don't know who Angelo takes after, his sire or his dam???  Since I've only seen white Ameraucanas and he has an Ameraucana comb. I am assuming he is favoring that side of the coop :-)  We'll see, I guess. 

Maybe I'll throw in a couple of EO hens in with him and see if we can get a Zilarra type going  :chook:

Last edited by Amblecroft (2013-05-09 00:45:28)


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Chaparral Pyrenean Shepherds and Petits Bassets
http://www3.sympatico.ca/chaparral/amblecroft.html

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#5 2013-05-09 01:23:38

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
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Re: EO crossbred

Wow he is beautiful Susan, look mostly Ameraucana except for that yellow beak and legs!!

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#6 2013-05-09 01:37:45

Lisa
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From: near Arthur, Ontario, Canada
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Re: EO crossbred

Wouldn't that be fabulous if you could breed a Zilarra out of his line!! :)


When all else fails, go spend time with your chickens. :)

Pens are currently filled with Red Cuckoo (Marraduna) and Red Basque (Gorria) breeders, Spitz, and Seramas.

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#7 2013-05-09 02:01:22

Island Girl
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From: Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Isla
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Re: EO crossbred

He is so pretty! He looks well built too, I wonder how wide he will be when he is older. Can't wait to see more pictures of him in the future.

XOX Monika

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#8 2013-05-09 12:03:06

gubi
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Re: EO crossbred

Nice looking rooster.  He looks a lot like an Ameraucana but has the EO stance and chest.  For my limited genetic knowledge this guy must be dominant or recessive white which hides all other colours so won't work to create zillara.  As for egg colour.  If the Ameraucana was pure for the O gene (blue eggs) he will carry one O gene and mated to brown egg layers should result in 50% green egg layers.  There is no sex link to blue egg colour.  If the mother was O,o there is a 50% chance that he is O,o or o,o.  If he's o,o and mated to an O,o Ameraucana there is still a 50% chance for green eggs.  blue eggs is a dominant trait.


Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

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#9 2013-05-09 12:37:01

Amblecroft
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From: Millbrook, Ontario
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Re: EO crossbred

Thanks for increasing my chicken genetics knowledge, Gubi, and confirming my past experiences and experiments :thumbs:  Now I know "O"  !

He just came 'home to roost' last weekend so I'll have a closer look at him and see if I can find one coloured feather or not :-)


Susan Buttivant at Amblecroft,
Chaparral Pyrenean Shepherds and Petits Bassets
http://www3.sympatico.ca/chaparral/amblecroft.html

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#10 2013-05-09 19:30:37

Amblecroft
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Re: EO crossbred

http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k515/s_buttivant/028.jpg

I went and had a good look at Angelo and there is a tan brown brown feather at the base of his tail.  Don't know if this means he is not white or not.  Gubi, you seem to be well versed in chicken colour.  This picture depicts his true colour which seems to be white with a slight creme tinge to some of the shiny feathers.

Last edited by Amblecroft (2013-05-09 19:34:03)


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Chaparral Pyrenean Shepherds and Petits Bassets
http://www3.sympatico.ca/chaparral/amblecroft.html

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