We have had araucanas in the past and the tufted rumpless birds look good and all but I always liked the tailed tufted birds better. We are thinking about getting more araucanas in the spring through purchased eggs. I have finally talked the family into keeping the tufted tailed birds. My question is what if we kept the tailed tufted birds and bred them together, would they breed true? I am thinking that they will because when they created the tufted rumpless birds they crossed smooth faced rumpless with tufted tailed. Also if I remember correctly the lethal gene is due to the combo of tufts and no tail, is that correct?