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Are these really Araucanas?

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I purchased these birds from Mt. Healthy. They were 6 weeks old on tuesday. I ordered 2 Welsummers, 2 Silver Laced Wyandottes, 2 Gold Laced Wyandottes, and 4 Araucanas. I was sent 12 birds though as a bonus. I have a feeling the first two pictures here I think is a Roo and I'm hoping the third picture is a Pullet. Still trying to get clearer pictures of the others, but these two chicks have different coloring than the others.

 

 

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They're EEs, actually, and very cute ones! :D Araucanas are known for their ear tufts, plus, I don't know of any hatchery that sells them. 

 

~Alex

"For You, O Lord, are good and ready to forgive;

And abundant in lovingkindness and overflowing in mercy to all those who call upon You." Psalm 86:5

 

Happy owner of 37 wonderful hens, 2 amazing roosters, 21 chickies, 7 Calls, 3 interesting ducks, 4 furry kitties, and 4 crabby parakeets! 

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"For You, O Lord, are good and ready to forgive;

And abundant in lovingkindness and overflowing in mercy to all those who call upon You." Psalm 86:5

 

Happy owner of 37 wonderful hens, 2 amazing roosters, 21 chickies, 7 Calls, 3 interesting ducks, 4 furry kitties, and 4 crabby parakeets! 

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I would add that if they are 6 week olds, they are both definitely roos. Very cute though!!
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The one on the third picture I have a feeling may be a little older, since she was bigger than my other chicks when she arrived. Already had some feathering. I suspect she's a pullet based on the single comb compared with the the three peaked comb of the first Roo. :D

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I purchased these birds from Mt. Healthy. They were 6 weeks old on tuesday. I ordered 2 Welsummers, 2 Silver Laced Wyandottes, 2 Gold Laced Wyandottes, and 4 Araucanas. I was sent 12 birds though as a bonus. I have a feeling the first two pictures here I think is a Roo and I'm hoping the third picture is a Pullet. Still trying to get clearer pictures of the others, but these two chicks have different coloring than the others.

 

 

Those are Easter Eggers. A lot of hatcheries misleadingly sell their birds as Araucanas or ''Amiracanas''. Also, if they are only 6 weeks old, than all three are cockerels. :/ 


Edited by mymilliefleur - 4/8/16 at 3:46pm

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~ Celia, a third generation Homesteader raising Chickens, Turkeys, and Ducks on an Off grid Homestead in rural Tennessee.

 

Never give up. While we still live there is hope. With God all things are possible.

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