Aracuana tuft gene

Ebonythechicken

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Jul 9, 2020
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I've heard of this thing that kills aracuana chicks. Can someone please explain?

I have a lavender Araucana chick, almost 2 weeks old. She is not rumpless but has a pompom on her head, and puffy cheeks. She seems healthy. Is she going to be ok?
 

AusHen

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Jun 21, 2018
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I see you're a fellow Aussie. Our Araucana are bred to a different standard and do not have the tuffed gene which is lethal if the chick inherits two copies, instead ours are tailed with a beard/muff and a crest which follows the British tailed variety standard
 

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