araucana has how many tufts?

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  1. ChickieKeeta

    ChickieKeeta C'mon C'mere Fluffa Feathers

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    Rumpless with muffs & beard

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    Tailed with how many tufts??? A tufted neck/chest?

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  2. robbdebbie

    robbdebbie Professional Chicken Bather

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    Too cute. Sounds like Murphy's Law [​IMG]
     
  3. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

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    great photos! [​IMG]
     
  4. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    Wow what a combo.

    So the roo has 3 tufts!!! wow and I struggle to just get 2 lol

    Alabaster and the EE sure make pretty chicks.

    and the muffed and bearded rumpless pullet is adorable what pretty coloring too! I cant wait to see the color of her egg!

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  5. ChickieKeeta

    ChickieKeeta C'mon C'mere Fluffa Feathers

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    I read somewhere an araucana could possibly have 3 tufts. I wish I could find it. If I do I will post a link.
     
  6. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    Quote:its so funny. I wonder if breeding a 3 tufted bird to a 1 tufted bird would yeild bilaterial tufts.

    I also wonder if maybe some of the eggs did not hatch because of the lethal gene, maybe alabaster throws lo0ts of tufts because I know of many other chicks he sired that has them, but none that I know of that has 3.

    you should put 3 tufts in the title and see what the araucana people have to say [​IMG]
     
  7. Shaffer

    Shaffer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ChickieKeeta,
    I posted a picture of my triple tufted rumpless Araucana rooster(silver birchen) on one of my posts. His goatee is not as pronounced as yours since he doesn't have muffs and beards. There was an old breed called a Siberian Tufted which bred triple tufted but had a tail. Picture of such a bird is in the rare book published by David Caudhill. Good luck, you should be able to establish this trait easily since it looks like you have two(a pair) of these. My male did not produce any chicks with triple tufts yet at this time(1 yr breeding). Harry
     
  8. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    Quote:so both have muffs and beards and one has muffs and a beard and 3 tufts? and if bred together there is a chance to make more that is very cool [​IMG]
     
  9. ChickieKeeta

    ChickieKeeta C'mon C'mere Fluffa Feathers

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    Harry,

    Thank you so much for your informative reply. I will be searching for that book & what other info I can find. I don't know much about genetics & breeding for specific traits but it could be fun to learn & experiment.

    Good luck with your breeding ventures!

    Karen
     
  10. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Wow, that is a neat looking bird. I'm not sure it has 3 tufts tho. I only see 2, one on the right and one on the neck area. The rest I believe would be muffs/beard. Do you know if it has the fingerlike appendages on the left side at all? I don't see tufting coming out of that side, so am curious if the muffs are just hiding a smaller tuft. That face is so cute. It would be interesting to see it's offspring and if he throws more like this.
     

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