Ameraucanas? Is the 2nd bird, Red a hen or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SGM, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. SGM

    SGM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just came back from the flea market with chickens. LOL I was looking for Ameraucanas and found 2 tailess, ear tufted birds instead!

    Bird one is the one I really believe could be an Auraucana for sure...
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    Bird two is one I'm wondering if its an Auraucana? Also is it a hen or a roo?
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    I was told a hen but I really wouldn't mind either way.

    And this one I'm not sure what it is?
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    Sorry it was so bright, I'll have to get more photos later.
     
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  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are some sort of mixes.
     
  3. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are cross breeds. They do not conform to the Araucana standard or the Ameraucana standard. The Single comb on the red bird is a dead give away also leg color is wrong among other things. I would say that these are Easter Eggers. They are pretty.

    Good Luck with them

    Edited to add: There are Ameraucana breeders working on a new color called black gold and the hen pictured last could be a cull from a black gold project but unless the seller can better inform you who knows for sure. [​IMG]
     
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  4. SGM

    SGM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    P.S. I bought the 3 in the same cage. [​IMG]
     
  5. SGM

    SGM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just wanted some blue and/or green eggers.
     
  6. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They're still barnyard mixes [​IMG] Congrats on buying some new birds.
     
  7. SGM

    SGM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the second bird a rooster?
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Are you sure their tails just haven't been plucked? They are definitely not Araucanas. Looks like an Easter Egger and a RIR mix or New Hamshire cross.
     
  9. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Quote:I agree with Cynthia on what they are. Very cute!
     
  10. SGM

    SGM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't really care if they're Easter Eggers! I hope they do lay green or blue eggs though! They're big birds too.
     

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