Am I an Araucana?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by INchickens, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. INchickens

    INchickens Out Of The Brooder

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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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  2. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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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?
     
  3. INchickens

    INchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    They aren't exceptionally meaty...they are about the same as the other chicks.
     
  4. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would also say either meat chickens(cornishX) or white rocks.
     
  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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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
     
  6. INchickens

    INchickens Out Of The Brooder

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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.
     
  7. pidgey104

    pidgey104 Cochins R Us

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    I konw they are not Araucanas. They should have grey legs
     
  8. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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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
     
  9. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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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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  10. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    Another reason why they cant be araucanas is the comb, they have single combs.
     

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