Araucana laying brown eggs???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Braxton Brigade, Sep 2, 2015.

  1. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on Mutt Farm; if she's a true Araucana, the light blue egg has to be hers. Otherwise, she's not a full Araucana even if she's rumpless. Sometimes other breeds and hybrids can be rumpless via a genetic defect. If you will post a pic, we'd be happy to take a look at her for you. :eek:)
     
  2. Braxton Brigade

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] this is her she's super cute regardless of egg color. I have yet to witness a egg literally being laid in front of me but I made a guess. Hoping she's the one laying those random eggs when I get 6 a day instead of 5.
     
  3. junebuggena

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    Looks like a rumpless, clean faced Easter Egger to me. And since she doesn't even lay a colored egg, I'd just call her a mixed breed, honestly.
     
  4. Michael OShay

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    I agree; she lacks the muffs of pure Araucanas. Also, from what I can see of her toes, she probably has greenish legs, whereas pure Araucanas have slate blue or black legs.
     
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  5. Braxton Brigade

    Braxton Brigade Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So the consensus is... Mix bird [​IMG]. She will have a home with us no matter what, to be honest she's my favorite anyways.
     
  6. Michael OShay

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    There's nothing wrong with mixed breeds. Their often endowed with hybrid vigor that makes them hardier and more disease resistant than pure breeds. :eek:)
     
  7. BuffaloridaGirl

    BuffaloridaGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    My Araucana must be a mix too bc she lays brown eggs as well. So 4 weeks ago I bought two more chicks and one is another Araucana so I have another shot at pretty blue eggs! Fingers crossed! My Araucana has the slate legs and everything though :(

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  8. junebuggena

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    That's an Easter Egger. There is no guarantee that you will get colored eggs from an Easter Egger. Araucana are very, very rare birds that can only be purchased from a breeder.
     
  9. Michael OShay

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    If she's laying brown eggs she's definitely not a pure Araucana. Also, pure Aracaunas are rumpless.
     
  10. BuffaloridaGirl

    BuffaloridaGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    What does Rumpless mean??
     

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