Aracauna and 'Polish' Hen or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by fancyfeathers38, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. fancyfeathers38

    fancyfeathers38 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need some help sexing these two chicks I bought today.
    The first is a Lavender Aracauna, but I am not so sure that the next is a purebred Polish.
    He/she has a single come and not the giant nostrils of most Polish.
    I am pretty sure they are hens but I need a second opinion cause Ive been told they are very hard breeds to sex.
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    And the polish chick:
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    I am really hoping that they are hens.
    Who doesn't love those wonderful colored Auracana eggs?[​IMG]
     
  2. eggdd

    eggdd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i apologize. i misread. i do not know about the sexes. the first chicken, however, doesn't appear to be an araucana. maybe mixed?
     
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  3. fancyfeathers38

    fancyfeathers38 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, ok.[​IMG]
    Do Aracaunas have more off a beard or is it somthing else?



    Can Anyone out there tell the sexes?
     
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  4. eggdd

    eggdd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmm. where are you? in the us? europe?

    if in the us, no beard, no muff, and no top hat thingie. also, no tail (per the standard, however, you do see some with tails and partial tails). they should have tufts (although, again, this is per the standard, and you do see them without tufts - - actually, you see a lot of them without tufts - - mainly for breeding purposes). many mixed breed chickens affectionately referred to as "Easter Eggers" (due to their colored eggs) are often inaccurately called araucanas by hatcheries and subsequent owners who do not know better. they are not. araucanas are a true breed.

    if in europe, the standard is different, and i believe, calls for tufts, muffs, beards, and tails. the hatchery issue isn't an issue, as i understand it, in europe.
     
  5. fancyfeathers38

    fancyfeathers38 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Im in Australia.
    Would the same thing apply as for in europe?
    Can you tell the sex?
     
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  8. fancyfeathers38

    fancyfeathers38 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, these links are great thanks eggdd.
    Thanks for your help. [​IMG]
     
  9. Ariel301

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    Araucanas don't have the crest on top of the head in any country. That bird has some Polish mixed in there. To me, the lavender bird looks like a male. It's fairly pink through the face. The other is a hen.
     

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