Araucana/Ameraucana Mixes

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JPinVT, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. JPinVT

    JPinVT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last month I purchased 4 pullets from a breeder - 2 French cuckoo marans and 2 Araucana/Ameraucana mixes. The mixes hatched from blue eggs in a coop/run that had Araucana and Ameraucana show birds mixed together (she wasn't planning to let them breed but 2 of the hens went broody so she let them hatch their babies). I was wondering if you could tell me if either of them appear to be true Araucana or Ameraucanas, what color they are (if they are one), and if they do indeed appear to be pullets. They're around 11-12 weeks old now, and in my novice opinion appear to be girls, but since they are likely "Easter Eggers", then if they follow the EE color sexing guide, they've got male coloring. In the photos their face always look pink/red, but in person it's always been pale yellowy-pink.

    Here's the rumpless one at 6-7 weeks old when I first bought them:
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    Here's the tailed one at 6-7 weeks:
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    The two of them closer to 10 weeks:
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    And a horrible picture of them now - they're now living in the coop separated from the rest of the flock by poultry netting so they can be integrated soon:
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    Any info you can provide would be helpful!
     
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    IMO--all pullets!!! and very pretty ones too!!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    Yup, you have 2 beautiful pullets. I especially like the rumpless girl, she's lovely.
     
  4. 10 point

    10 point country boy

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    2 pullets
     
  5. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Pretty pretty pullets! [​IMG]
     
  6. JPinVT

    JPinVT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone - hooray for pullets! [​IMG] So should I just go ahead and call them 2 EEs?
     
  7. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Neither one looks purebred so just call them EEs. They are really beautiful though.

    Lanae
     
  8. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

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  9. JPinVT

    JPinVT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone! I'm happy to call them EEs - I'm hoping for blue-ish eggs, but really I just bought them when I bought the marans because they were so darn pretty [​IMG]
     
  10. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the bearded one looks like a pure Wheaten Ameraucana. [​IMG]
     

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