First Blue Ameraucanas at Sand Castles Farm – hatching today

First Blue Ameraucanas 
Hatching today!
3-17-16

These two are the early arrivals…

First Blue Ameraucanas
Hatching today!
3-17-16

First hatch for 2016

Big little black chick

The test hatch is out, and more are pipping.  The count right now is 5 black and 7 wheaten/blue wheaten.

Big little black chick

 

First hatch – wheaten and blue wheaten chicks
2-18-16

First hatch – Black chicks
2-18-16

Test Hatch Set!

The first hatch of the season, my test hatch for fertility, went in the incubator today!

28 eggs – 14 black and 14 wheaten/blue wheaten. Hatch Date – 2/18/16!

Big Max has arrived!

"Big Max"
Black Ameraucana Cockerel,
bred by Clif Redden

“Big Max”
Black Ameraucana Cockerel,
bred by Clif Redden

And the final answer is…

Blue Wheaten Cockerel
Leg Band # 11y

Seems like it took forever to get to this point, but after much deliberation, back and forth, yes, no, and maybes, and after coming very close to accidentally culling the wheaten, I have finally decided on my keeper wheaten and blue wheaten cockerels for this year.

Blue Wheaten Cockerel
Leg Band # 11y


Wheaten Cockerel
Leg Band #15y