Araucana thread anyone?

megcpat

Songster
10 Years
Jan 2, 2010
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25
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Montana
Anyone interested in talking Araucana? I've just, quite unexpectedly, obtained five bantam Araucana chickens..... two blue hens, two black hens and a rooster who I'm uncertain the color of (I'll post pictures as soon as I can figure out how). I'm full of questions about this breed. I know the basics, like they should be rumpless and tuffted and lay a blue to green egg. What I don't know are the details like, eye color, leg color, etc.... I would love to see photos and talk about this marvelous bird!
 

Goose and Fig

Grateful Geese
10 Years
Apr 19, 2009
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Fall Creek Falls TN
Yay! I only have a pair of banties right now- but they are soooo tiny and cute! They are going to have their own coop with some banty cochin girls that lay pink eggs. I might be making some fluffy feather legged broody EEs
My roo is BW, and the hen is blue-ish. I need better pics before I post.
 

megcpat

Songster
10 Years
Jan 2, 2010
433
25
111
Montana


Did this work? Are the photos visible to anyone else?


O.K. One photo uploaded, so I'll run with it! Isn't she cute? About a year ago I posted (on every local billboard and feed store chalk board and Craigs list) that I was looking for true Araucanas: chickens, chicks, or fertile eggs..... no reply except from lots of friendly Ameraucana people. Imagine my surprise two nights ago when I went to pick up some bantam Ameraucans and saw this little hen sitting there!!! The woman told me she had bought a few Araucana bantams about a year ago and had planned on trying to breed them, but then ended up going in for surgery and, long story short, I walked out of there with no Ameraucanas, but five Araucanas.
 
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megcpat

Songster
10 Years
Jan 2, 2010
433
25
111
Montana
Both of the black hens have just the right eye color that I would want if they were Ameraucanas, and both of the blue hens and the rooster have super dark eyes. What is the desired eye color for this breed? Also, what about leg color? There is some green in the leg color of two of the hens...... is the goal slate color? Is there an Araucana web site that details the breed standard? None of the chickens have tufts..... I was thinking that I would like a Blue tufted roo to cover these girls.
 

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