Araucana chick - what color is this? is it an obvious roo or pullet?

Advertisement Purina Flock Layer

smoothmule

Crowing
13 Years
Apr 12, 2008
2,780
228
322
Buffalo, Missouri
Of three eggs hatched, there are 2 obvious black chicks and this one. I've hatched a splash before and it was yellow with markings. This one has very faint chipmunk striping and it's on a pale, grey tones. I'm stumped. I've though silver duckwing and even blue duckwing or something like that. Any guesses? I'll post when it feathers out as a learning tool for me as well as anyone else trying to learn down colors.
Just 12 hours old or so.

8809_araucanachickanncharles07sept2010_01.jpg


3 days old

8809_araucanachickanncharles09sept2010_02.jpg
 
In the second pic, it kind of reminds me of my mottled araucana.
 
Humm, hadn't thought of that one but then I often think I don't know a thing about chick color anyway,
tongue.png

I'm just tickled to have it, it's been tough getting started. Are you still selling hatching eggs? I have 3 from Lanae and 3 from Ann Charles and you're one of the breeders I was really hoping to have chicks from.
Cathy
 
How does the mottle gene work? Any idea of what color the hen and roo were if this is a mottled chick? Now I really can't wait to see what color it will feather out.
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Back
Top Bottom