Araucana Hatch Success!!! Pictures Included

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MadHatcher, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. MadHatcher

    MadHatcher Out Of The Brooder

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    Despite all my fears - THE EGGS HATCHED YESTERDAY!

    I received ten araucana eggs from skybluegg (http://www.skyblueegg.com/)

    After a few days of incubation it was clear that four of the eggs were clear [​IMG]

    The other six were developing very well. Then on day 10 I thought that the air sack was on the "wrong" or pointy end and I posted on here all nervous and scared for the hatch.

    On day 18 when I candled the last time it was evident that I had been mistaken earlier and all the air sacks were correctly positioned - Now I know that blue egg shells really do make it hard to be sure exactly what you're seeing.

    All six hatched out fine - it was amazing to watch and I didn't sleep until everyone was drying out in the incubator! Silly I know but I was too excited.

    It looks like most if not all are "rumpless" and one baby has HUGE face tufts already [​IMG]

    One little baby has spraddle leg but I've got her braced with vet wrap and now she is hopping around with the rest of them.

    I'm so so happy and excited! I had to share!


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  2. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oooh so cute [​IMG]
     
  3. buildingmyark

    buildingmyark Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're so adorable! Congrats on your hatch!
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Are they bantam or LF?

    Gorgeous babies, especially the tufted one! Congrats! [​IMG]

    I've been interested in skyblueegg's stock for quite a while, but suddenly got 30 Araucanas from someone else before she even had eggs available for me this year. . . Perhaps next spring.
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2010
  5. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice tufts. it kinda looks to me like both light babies have tufts from the pics.

    Congratulations,

    Lanae
     
  6. Surehatch

    Surehatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a very impressive hatch you've got there!
     
  7. MadHatcher

    MadHatcher Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you everyone! They are Large Fowl.

    I did have to wait several months for the eggs - But Ann was amazing through the entire process [​IMG]

    As soon as the eggs arrived I knew it was all worth it. You can see how excited I was to get started on this post:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=4742127#p4742127

    I don't know if any of the other chicks have tufts and if they do the tufts are no where near as large as the set on the little brownish golden one.

    I really want to know what colors their going to turn out to be! Does anyone have any experience with this?
     
  8. Biddylover

    Biddylover Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see possibly black, blue, wheaten, BBR, and maybe white.

    Lanae
     

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