And, not only are they so very friendly, the are beautiful too! The blue wheatens are my favourite, they are so elegant and pretty. The wheatens are also very pretty, and the splash just look nuts! I have roosters and hens of each color, so I expect to see a mix of all three varieties in the offspring I hatch from them. The wheaten ameraucana are one of our favourite additions to the farm and they will definitely have a home here for years to come. They appear to be a nice size, and I have high hopes for the laying qualities of the hens.
Keep watch for updated photos of them! It is hard now with the rainy season finally upon us, but I will post photos when they are more mature and in their breeding groups. As you can imagine, I am very anxious to start hatching in 2012! I will be doing all of my hatching for myself early in the spring, as I have found that my later hatches (late July/August) don't thrive as well as the earlier hatched chicks with our setup. We are also hoping to utilize our broody hens to raise chicks rather then brood them separately - I think they grow up to be more wholesome and healthy, and seem to have better grazing/foraging instincts.
Hurry up, spring!