Araucana rooster maybe?


In the Brooder
5 Years
Jun 25, 2014
Colorful Colorado
So...I have one 11 week Black Australorp rooster that has the long tail feathers and bigger comb/wattles (I think he's going to grow up to be quite handsome!).

Then, I have this Araucana that I think is a rooster, but I'm not sure. The picture is not the best, but maybe some of you experts can help me out.
Araucana only lay blue eggs and they have tufts on their cheeks. Easter eggers might lay blue, green, pink, or brown; they almost always have yellow feet and a dark wash on the front of their legs making them look green.
I'm new to this, I thought they were the same. Call it whatever you want, as long as it lays eggs! Lol. This is why I should stick to cows.
Easter Eggers are not a true breed like Araucanas and Ameraucanas but rather are hybrids produced by crossing blue egg layers with brown egg layers so that the offspring lay eggs in colors other than just blue (olive, green, beige, and sometimes even pale pink). There is a good article at explaining the difference between Araucanas, Ameraucanas, and Easter Eggers. :eek:)
Your "Araucana" is an Easter Egger, and it appears to be a pullet. Your Black Australorp is definitely a rooster.

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