Araucana? or Australorp?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Kadu, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. Kadu

    Kadu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just purchased this baby and the owner really didn't know what breed she is. I thought she looked like an araucana pullet, but could also just be an australorp. DH said she has greenish feathers towards the back neck (I can't remember this somehow, need to go home and see). Its the black one in the pictures. Please help me figure out what breed she is =)

    Thank you

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  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    She is looks like she has some Araucana but her comb doesn't match up. She looks like she has a single while true Araucans have pea combs. So she looks to be a mix
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a mix to me. And I'm not completely sure it is a pullet.
     
  4. rebrascora

    rebrascora Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote: Yes, that was the first thing that occurred to me, especially if your husband can see greenish feathers. That comb is suspiciously large and red. How old is it?

    Also can you get some better photos as the lighting is really poor. Are the legs clean or feathered? I was wondering if there might be marans breeding in there It's hard to tell if it is rumples, as your araucanas are supposed to be or has had it's tail feathers pulled out. Looks more like the latter to me. A clear, side on photo in daylight would be better if you can get one.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Mixed breed, and likely cockerel depending on age.
     
  6. Kadu

    Kadu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might be right, I do have a bantam about that size! =/
     
  7. Kadu

    Kadu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will definitely get some better pictures this week end, I'm graduating and this is my last stretch of finals, so pretty busy these days...
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a mixed breed, and probably a cockerel.
     
  9. Michael OShay

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    I agree.
     

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