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Araucana pics and more to come..

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by hinkjc, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Thought I'd share some pics I captured today of the araucana I have growing out. They are always a work in progress, but I am really happy with how things are going.

    Here is our lavender cockerel for our lav araucana project. Even dd says she thinks I enhanced this first pic to make it look more purple, but I swear I didn't. Must have just been the way the sun or lack of sun was shining.

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    Oh, and we still haven't agreed upon a name for him yet. [​IMG] Soon, I promise.

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    Silly Sandy, a rumpless hen and an excellent mama:

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    Another rumpless white hen sitting in her nest. This one bites! [​IMG]

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    A double tufted and rumpless blue pullet:

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    A double tufted rumpless white pullet:

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    Some more whites:

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    Here is a great cockerel with huge cottonball tufts:

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    Jody
     
  2. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are Beautiful!
     
  3. sara

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    Wow! Those pics make me want more araucanas [​IMG]
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Thanks Adam and Sara!

    Sara - araucana are really a special breed and probably the most challenging in my opinion. I would definitely encourage you to get more. The beginning can be very frustrating but when you keep working on them, it is so much fun and exciting to watch them develop into beautiful birds.

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  5. Anne

    Anne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ooh, purdy, Silly Sandy is my fave!
     
  6. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Anne, somehow I knew you would like Sandy. [​IMG] Here is a pic Holly. Isn't she a cutie? I love the wild type colors.

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  7. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jody, I am in Love with that lavender cockeral! Great job, and I hope your project will turn out great! [​IMG]
     
  8. Anne

    Anne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, lovely! Not that the other colors aren't pretty, I'm just partial to the "wild ones!"
     
  9. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Thanks silkieluver..he is a perty boy. He has about another 2 weeks of quarantine and should be ready for his ladies then. I can't wait to start hatching babies from him. [​IMG]

    Yeah, I know what you mean Anne. I love all the araucana, but the wild ones are a sight to behold.

    Jody
     

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