In the Brooder
- May 19, 2015
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?