Am I an Araucana?

INchickens

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I am new to this chicken stuff....have had our chicks for about a 1-1/2 weeks now. The sign at the feed store said these were Araucanas....but after looking at tons of pictures...I'm not sure. What is your thoughts? They are pale yellow, with a tinge of gray fluff on the back and head. The other breeds we got ( RIR, & Barred Rock) look like the pictures...but not these. ..Sorry pics are so big, photobucket wouldn't let me resize them.
 
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flyingmonkeypoop

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My first thought was cornish cross meat chicks, but you say they have grey on them, so it makes it seem that they are white rocks. Do they feel meaty and fat or the same as the other chicks?
 

hinkjc

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I would guess white rock as well. Standard white araucana are not that common, so I doubt a feed store would have them.

Jody
 

INchickens

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do white rocks have the gray tint to them? When we first got them, they most definitely had gray fuzz on their backs and head.....it is fading as they grow.
 

hinkjc

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Quote:Standard white araucana should have yellow legs, not grey legs. White ameraucana have slate legs...which might be what you are referring to.

Jody
 

pips&peeps

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Most "quality" white variety chicks have grayish or champagne chick down.

This will usually indicate a brighter white on the mature bird, instead of one that yellows.

I agree these are not araucanas, ameraucanas or easter eggers.
 
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