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This guy/gal was sold as an Araucana, but I thought those are supposed to be rumpless?  She/he does have little tufts on the cheeks.  Sorry for the bad pic.  It won't hold still for a pic, nor can I manage to catch it.  It has started to develop a small red comb and is acting the most aggressively of all my 15 birds.  Of my 3 BR's I'm certain 2 are roos.....really read combs and wattles, with the broad gray banding.  The third BR lacks all those.  Anyway...today this chick was jousting with one of the probable BR roos.  It's 5-6 weeks old now if that helps.

 

So my question is....Is this a roo and what breed is it?  Ameraucana? Easter Egger?  

The flash in the eye is perfect for his/her personality.  Kind of evil.

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It's an Easter Egger - often sold as "Aurauacana, Ameracauna, Americaun, or even Araucana/Ameraucana strain" -- I am leaning cockerel in looking at this photo, but - as you said - not a great picture ...... does the comb appear to be developing as a pea comb and, if so, is there one row of peas visible or three?

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It does look like a pea comb.I can barely make out what looks like two smaller rows outside the larger center row. Reddish...but small. I can't get close enough to really examine. This bird is the wariest of the bunch.
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It's an Easter Egger - often sold as "Aurauacana, Ameracauna, Americaun, or even Araucana/Ameraucana strain" -- I am leaning cockerel in looking at this photo, but - as you said - not a great picture ...... does the comb appear to be developing as a pea comb and, if so, is there one row of peas visible or three?

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