This should be a really easy differentiation and a silly question, but I just want to be 100% sure!
The reason this debate is even occurring is because I hatched 3 Orp eggs and 1 Araucana. I couldnt tell them apart at hatch and I didnt know about the comb difference (pea vs single).
I went away for a weekend and I came back and one of them had died :(
Two started growing much faster and got a lot bigger (one pullet, one roo) so I assumed that I'd lost an orp and my smaller one was the araucana.
However, Ive just learnt about the pea comb in araucana and my 'araucana' doesnt seem to have one.
Can someone please look at my chick (9weeks old) and tell me if they think it's an orp. I'm leaning towards orp pullet, but as I am about to sell her (34 chickens in the middle of town is not really allowed) I have to be certain.
Oh I talked to the lady I got the eggs from, all her araucana have pea combs and she didnt mention any recessive single combs (like another breeder mentioned to me).
Oh and if anyone has any thoughts on the gender of the silkies (also 9 weeks), please yell out!