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post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by chicken hawk 33 View Post

Can engine tell me what kind


Easter Egger


Edited by Michael OShay - 11/24/15 at 6:20pm
post #12 of 18
I thought eracuana
post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by chicken hawk 33 View Post

I thought eracuana

True Araucanas are rumpless (they are missing the few vertebrae that form the rump). Your bird appears just to be molting her tail feathers. Also true Araucanas do not have muffs. Instead they have tufts, which is an entirely different facial feathering. Hatcheries and feed stores frequently and incorrectly market their Easter Eggers as either Araucanas or Ameraucanas (both of which are true breeds) even though they are hybrids bred by crossing blue egg layers with brown egg layers to produce offspring that lay eggs in different colors. There is a good article at http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2011/09/ameraucana-easter-egger-or-araucana.html explaining the different between true Araucanas, true Ameraucanas, and Easter Eggers.

post #14 of 18
No,sh is rumpless she has a pea comb her legs are greenish and idk the bottoms i can get a better pick tommorow.i searched and what i found is she is and eraucana
post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by chicken hawk 33 View Post

No,sh is rumpless she has a pea comb her legs are greenish and idk the bottoms i can get a better pick tommorow.i searched and what i found is she is and eraucana

You're not listening. She has muffs, therefore she can not be Araucana. There is no such breed as Eraucana. 

Ameraucana (different breed entirely) have muffs, but your bird has the wrong color legs and isn't one of the recognized color varieties.

post #16 of 18
This is an aricauna
post #17 of 18

That bird is clean-faced. Araucana never have muffs. They have tufts, which are normal feathers growing just under the ear.

Your bird is muffed (fluffy down-like feathers). It's a feature that is very common in Easter Eggers.

Also, notice how this bird's back just kind of stops at the thighs? Your bird's back keeps going a bit, indicating she's not rumpless (missing vertebrae). She's just missing her tail feathers at the moment.

In addition, she is not a recognized color variety for either breed.

post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by junebuggena View Post
 

That bird is clean-faced. Araucana never have muffs. They have tufts, which are normal feathers growing just under the ear.

Your bird is muffed (fluffy down-like feathers). It's a feature that is very common in Easter Eggers.

Also, notice how this bird's back just kind of stops at the thighs? Your bird's back keeps going a bit, indicating she's not rumpless (missing vertebrae). She's just missing her tail feathers at the moment.

In addition, she is not a recognized color variety for either breed.


X2 on junebuggena's post.

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