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araucana cross

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by storminstaffs, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. storminstaffs

    storminstaffs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    comb is saying roo but feathers are saying pullet still, probably hatched out late feb, early march

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  2. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    I vote pullet
     
  3. LarissaCluck

    LarissaCluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Comb looks cockerel to me. It's very pronounced and colorful already. And do I detect some pointy saddle feathers coming in? Anyway cockrel is my vote.
     
  4. Ms.Frizzle

    Ms.Frizzle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post a sideways picture of its saddle area? Its looking like a roo to me.
     
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Ms.Frizzle :

    Can you post a sideways picture of its saddle area? Its looking like a roo to me.

    Also do you know the color of the parents and what the were?

    Chris​
     
  6. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it was born late Feb early march, that is definately a roo. It has a bigger comb at that age than my araucana hens as adults. There is also red coming in on the shoulders which is another roo indicator. If the bird was maybe 5 months I would possibly say pullet cause it is a cross.

    Lanae
     
  7. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The redness and pronounced look of the comb indicates rooster, but I'm not positive yet. Since the bird is still about 2-3 months old, It still has it's juvenile plumage. When it molts, it will show the saddles/hackles. but it doesn't have them quite yet...
     
  8. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the edge of insanity
    I'd put money on it crowing in the future.
     
  9. storminstaffs

    storminstaffs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like i'll just have to hold on to it abit longer

    it's mam is a english lavander araucana and it's dad is a mixture with his mam being a welsummer x cream legbar and dad being a unknown cross bred, so this chick is quite a mixture lol
     

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