I just got back from being away for a week and I can't believe the growth in the chicks that I got from Stacykins....and the tufts. Stacy your chicks are getting the longest tufts ever. Of the 13 I got, I lost 2. One was a black hen that I lost about 10 days ago and the other was a blue that was too young to tell. I have 2 black hens and I think 3 more hens at least. The tufts are coming is really thick and even on some of them too.
I just moved them to a bigger stall and will start making adjustments to move them outside more. I'm just nervious abt that since I lost so many to predators. Hubby said he would help me work on coop tomorrow as he is laid off from work for the 3 rd week in a row. Now if I can get him to help building the new fenced in runs for them.
Stacy the mottled black one is definately a roo. I'm not disappointed at all. I have a couple that, if they keep developing like I think, I may take them to my first show in Frankmuth, Mi.
I hope to get some good pics as these tufts are something else. The two chicks that I hatched from the eggs that I got from you, are still blue chicks whick I am expecting to probably turn into blue spashes... which means breed to one of the blacks will give me all blues.
I am very happy that at least three more are looking to be girls! I sometimes have a hard time sexing them, until really obvious things give the sex away, like rooster feathers, crowing, or eggs! That'll be really exciting if you take them to the show. People will get to see what REAL Araucanas look like, unless there is someone else showing them too. The blacks will definitely have a good chance to doing very well in a show, since they are SOP colors.