Monday, June 10, 2013

Ameraucana


I'm not sure what I was expecting, but when I pictured our two Ameraucana chicks growing out their first feathers, this colouring wasn't what I had in mind. The colouring of the other, is more white on black. They're our new yin and yang chicks. They're colouring is rather unique, especially amongst a sea of partridge chanteclers. I'm just hoping they really are Ameraucana and will be doubly pleased if they turn out to be the egg laying variety and not of the kind that likes to crow all the live long day because one of those around here is plenty. 

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23 comments:

Jessica Sweeney said...

Pretty! :)

Buttons said...

Oh Andrea I love the colour. I have honestly never seen one of these I do hope it does not have you jumping out of bed before dawn trying to close the windows; I love that sound but then again the chickens are far away at my neighbours so it is not very loud just soothing. Hope all is well. HUGS B

ann said...

It will be interesting to their actually color. Ours are the black and white. Rather nasty hens--aggressive. I hope yours a more mild. They may be a lovely brown.

Kim Cunningham said...

Oh how neat, and beautiful!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Fresh eggs would be a good thing!

TexWisGirl said...

sweet little thing! i shared your post with clytie at random hearts because of the little hearts dancing around her chest...

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Yes. Too many crowers can be a bad thing. LOL It sure is a lovely bird/chicken/rooster though.

Candy C. said...

I think the Ameraucanas are some of the prettiest chickens out there and yours is no exception! :)
Sure hope it's the egg-laying variety, one rooster is plenty.

Mary Ann said...

That definitely is a pullet, so I wouldn't worry... and she's gorgeous!

Lisa Gordon said...

What a stunning portrait of this beautiful bird!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Beautiful girl. I was disappointed I didn't get any of this breed in my pullet mix this year.

amanda | wildly simple said...

So pretty!
We just got chickens again after several years without them..
I'm not sure exactly what the little two are, (they are a mix, and a wait & see kind of thing) but we have one that has stole my heart, the little beauty!
http://ourfunwithfive.blogspot.com/2013/06/lucy-scarlett-chiquita-and-bandida.html

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

Ooh, you grabbed my attention as I share your thoughts with my multicolored Ameraucanas! Mine are turning out to be a very assorted batch. They are very sweet though. I hope to post on all the goings ons in our coop soon! As usual, love your pics and blog.
xoxo
Leslie

Life with Kaishon said...

They are growing beautifully!

nancy said...

Great photo!

richies said...

My daughter raises chickens and her Ameraucanas and Jersey Giants are her favorites.
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Nicki said...

Love the tips on the feathers - beautiful hen.

Michelle said...

Looks like a beautiful young lady.

Sharon said...

What clarity! Looks like fun to this city girl!

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful hen, beautiful photo!

Karla @Art Whisper said...

I can only dream of having birds like you! Love there new feathers and I'd love to see what color their eggs are.... Pretty place you live too. I enjoyed my visit here and will be back.

Warm regards,
Karla

EarlK said...

Beautiful. I have never seen them before. Very interesting coloring.

Earl

Flat Creek Farm said...

I am catching up with you today!! I still have 13 Ameraucanas with some great variety, but I don't have any with this color. Gorgeous!! Fingers crossed she's a she :) I never tire of our rainbow eggs! As I type this, it's Canada Day.. so Happy Canada Day!! -Tammy