Araucana, Plymouth Rock, or EE also gender?

barqhorse85

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We bought our first chicks intending to have a small flock of layers and one rooster for eating or future chicks. We purchased two Americaunas, a speckled sussex, and what we thought were an Araucana pullet and Barred Rock rooster. We are planning to pick up two more barred rock pullets soon. Unfortunately I was distracted by my two year old when I picked them up from the store and did not confirm which chick was the rooster. we have been guessing that our darker, larger chick with the black beak was the rooster. Particularly because it was getting longer tail feather first and growing a little faster than the others. But it is remaining solid black with only a white belly. The chick we thought was the Araucana is now showing stripes on the wings and but the tail is till short and pointy. They are approximately 3-4 weeks old. Can anyone tell me if i have the breeds or genders mixed. Did we end up with and Araucana rooster and a BR pullet or is the Araucana just and EE anyway?





 

Ol Grey Mare

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The key word in your post is "the store" - that, right there, means that both the Ameraucana and Araucana are actually Easter Eggers. The good news is, if they do prove to be pullets, you will likely be happier with the production than you'd have been with either in the true breed form as the hatchery produced EE are bred using hatchery production stock for the non-blue parent side of the equation which generally yields better producing chicks.
Can you get a nice, individual shot of each bird? For the EE a good shot of the comb will be most helpful
 

Michael OShay

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The key word in your post is "the store" - that, right there, means that both the Ameraucana and Araucana are actually Easter Eggers. The good news is, if they do prove to be pullets, you will likely be happier with the production than you'd have been with either in the true breed form as the hatchery produced EE are bred using hatchery production stock for the non-blue parent side of the equation which generally yields better producing chicks.
Can you get a nice, individual shot of each bird? For the EE a good shot of the comb will be most helpful

X2 on Ol Grey Mare's post.
 

BantamLover21

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The key word in your post is "the store" - that, right there, means that both the Ameraucana and Araucana are actually Easter Eggers. The good news is, if they do prove to be pullets, you will likely be happier with the production than you'd have been with either in the true breed form as the hatchery produced EE are bred using hatchery production stock for the non-blue parent side of the equation which generally yields better producing chicks.
Can you get a nice, individual shot of each bird? For the EE a good shot of the comb will be most helpful
x3 on this.
 

Wyandottes7

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The key word in your post is "the store" - that, right there, means that both the Ameraucana and Araucana are actually Easter Eggers. The good news is, if they do prove to be pullets, you will likely be happier with the production than you'd have been with either in the true breed form as the hatchery produced EE are bred using hatchery production stock for the non-blue parent side of the equation which generally yields better producing chicks.
Can you get a nice, individual shot of each bird? For the EE a good shot of the comb will be most helpful
x4 on this post.
 

barqhorse85

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So here are a couple of closer pics. The black beaked black chick is the EE or Araucana,b but looking for gender. The grey and white is the barred rock, trying to confirm as a rooster.
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Rhodebar Lover

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Welcome to Backyard Chickens :welcome The only chick that is looking like a cockerel is your Barred Plymouth Rock. The chick that is tan with a brown stripe on it's head is a Welsummer. The grey and white chick is a Barred Plymouth Rock. Your black chick is probably an Australorp. The last two chicks are Easter Eggers because they aren't a standard variety and were from a store, not a breeder.
 
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