Araucana thread anyone?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by megcpat, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I bet it will be a good book! When it gets published I'll definitely be interested in a copy [​IMG]
     
  2. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I finally publish it, I will post a link where you can go look to buy if anyone is interested.

    It is kind of an " Araucana for Dummies" type of book. Or and " Araucana for Dummies who love being Frustrated" LOL!


    Lanae
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Ya'know cashdl, If you ever need more photos I can help. [​IMG] ( detail of something, such as differences in color or comb or leg color, etc, or even egg photos, or general adult photos)
     
  4. suzannaski

    suzannaski Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would pay dearly for a book with color pictures of male & female combs at each week of age!
    Currently my sure-fire procedure is to wait until I see an egg from the chicken and then I know its a hen. [​IMG]
     
  5. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Illia, I would like photos of the yellow, willow, and slate leg colors if you have them.

    I will kick around the idea of pics at various ages to show the difference details to help determine sex. Thats a good idea, but may be fairly involved. Let me think on it.


    Lanae
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    You should do a color-sexing thing to. Have photos of different duckwing based males vs females to show the ruling on how males are colored vs females. It helps sexing a LOT.


    As for colored legs, sure. Another thing I think should be mentioned is when showing yellow legs, I'll show willow based yellow and true yellow, as white, splash, and cuckoo colored Araucanas have "yellow" legs but they're still technically willow, just diluted.
     
  7. yanmar1610d

    yanmar1610d Out Of The Brooder

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    Got the Egg Color chart when I joined the Araucana Club. Can someone please explain how to use it.
     
  8. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its not really a how to use it kind of chart. LOL! It is merely a reference chart. It was made to show all the colors that araucana eggs come in even though blue is what we all shoot for. You can hold your hens eggs up to it each day and make notes on how the egg color may change as the hen goes through her laying cycle or a molt.

    I use it to see how the egg color of my birds is doing thru each generation. You do that by choosing a color on the chart that you want to work towards. There are no right answers, it is personal preference. Then I see where each hens eggs are on the chart and then wait to see where there offsprings eggs fall on the chart.

    There are lots of uses for it and all of them depend on each person.

    Lanae
     
  9. Quirky

    Quirky Tufted, not Rumpless

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  10. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Goodness, he is STUNNING! And his tufts are just so perfect!

    I think the only fault I can see is he has yellow legs?
     

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