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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

Alex the Golden Campine- talented flier, mischievous little busybody, crackly-voiced conversationalist, loyal sidekick, and my sociable, cuddly sweetie.

 

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

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Alex the Golden Campine- talented flier, mischievous little busybody, crackly-voiced conversationalist, loyal sidekick, and my sociable, cuddly sweetie.

 

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

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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

Breeds I raise: Easter Eggers, Naked Necks, PROJECT white d'Uccles, Mille fleur d'Uccles, RI reds, Barred PR's, Assorted Cochins, GLW's, Sexlinks, Mutts, and one Lavender Orpington!

Turkeys: Bourbon Red ~ Standard Bronze

Ducks: Blue ripple and black Muscovys

 

 

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Breeds I raise: Easter Eggers, Naked Necks, PROJECT white d'Uccles, Mille fleur d'Uccles, RI reds, Barred PR's, Assorted Cochins, GLW's, Sexlinks, Mutts, and one Lavender Orpington!

Turkeys: Bourbon Red ~ Standard Bronze

Ducks: Blue ripple and black Muscovys

 

 

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