Araucana Gender and coloring help please.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Flash534, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. Flash534

    Flash534 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm hoping that I have at least 1 pullet and 1 cockrell. But...... I'm fairly certain this one is a cockrell. Blue Breasted Red? Or is there such a thing ?

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    I was going to guess pullet on this one only because the gold isn't running down into the wings. But once again. Total newbie. Not really sure. And no idea the color designation. Or is it just a mutt? [​IMG]

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    Is the picture clear enough? Thank you !! [​IMG]
     
  2. allmychickens

    allmychickens Just'a small town girl

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    no pic of "pullet" and the pic of the "roo" is too blurry
     
  3. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    First pic is a cockerel, the second is a pullet.

    As far as what color they are... [​IMG]
     
  4. Flash534

    Flash534 Out Of The Brooder

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    These are 2 of the 3 I hatched from ebay eggs. I figured they would be "mutts". But they are so animated and fun to watch anyways. [​IMG]
     
  5. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    Unless the breeder pens by color, you'll get non standard colors, but true araucana. I think you have a hen and roo, but need a head shot of "hen"
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Oooo I see a resemblance, Flash534 [​IMG]

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    Cockerel and pullet. The red one's color is a duckwing w/columbian, blue, mahogany, melanizer, and likely pattern gene, although my boy shown had Wheaten too, that's not always the case since he's half New Hampshire. [​IMG] Yours may have all of what my guy carries except Wheaten and Mahogany.

    The black and brown colored pullet is half duckwing, half black.



    Basically not actual recognized colors.
     
  7. Flash534

    Flash534 Out Of The Brooder

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    I see the resemblance too Illia !!! When I bought the eggs, it was an ebay purchase. Only said tufted and rumpless. I figured it would be non-standard. I just wanted Araucanas sooo bad. lol I have 6 new babies that just hatched out from eggs I bought from Smoothmule, and Ray_n_Debi , here at BYC. Even got a bi-lateral tufted chick !! Yay !! Not sure if they are standard colors yet or not. [​IMG] I posted a few pics of them where I had some hatching buddies. I think they are such a pretty chicken breed. How young can someone tell if the coloring on chicks is standard? Or does it depend on the breed ?
     
  8. Ray_n_Debi

    Ray_n_Debi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Jeff,
    Congratulations on the hatch!. All those eggs is that all that hatched? How did your friend's hatch go?
    First pic roo, 2nd pic hen.
     
  9. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:In Araucanas, if it hatched out with very bold looking chipmunk stripes - It is a standard color.

    If it hatched out black with NO brown or red or yellow coloring, it is a standard color, however, at 4-5 months old it may possibly express some gold or red leakage, which is a DQ.


    Congrats though!!! [​IMG]
     
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  10. Flash534

    Flash534 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ray_n_Debi, I'm afraid the postal service wasn't kind to my eggs. They arrived on time, but when I candled at day 10, out of the 48 eggs I had in the incubator, over half were clear. The yolks looked almost scrambled on the ones I culled. I had 23 at lock down that I either saw development in, or were too dark to see inside. The eggs that hatched were right on time and happy and healthy. Alas there were only 6 total chicks. The boxes looked fine as far as no dents. The temperature and humidity stayed very constant. I might have to try buying day old chicks next time. Our postal service seems a tad too rough on my hatching eggs.. [​IMG] But the chickies I did get are pretty !!!! [​IMG]
     

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