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Are these really Araucanas?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by attleborosilkie, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. attleborosilkie

    attleborosilkie Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 17, 2016
    I purchased these birds from Mt. Healthy. They were 6 weeks old on tuesday. I ordered 2 Welsummers, 2 Silver Laced Wyandottes, 2 Gold Laced Wyandottes, and 4 Araucanas. I was sent 12 birds though as a bonus. I have a feeling the first two pictures here I think is a Roo and I'm hoping the third picture is a Pullet. Still trying to get clearer pictures of the others, but these two chicks have different coloring than the others.


  2. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    They're EEs, actually, and very cute ones! [​IMG] Araucanas are known for their ear tufts, plus, I don't know of any hatchery that sells them.

  3. MN Chicken

    MN Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2010
    I would add that if they are 6 week olds, they are both definitely roos. Very cute though!!
  4. attleborosilkie

    attleborosilkie Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 17, 2016
    The one on the third picture I have a feeling may be a little older, since she was bigger than my other chicks when she arrived. Already had some feathering. I suspect she's a pullet based on the single comb compared with the the three peaked comb of the first Roo. [​IMG]
  5. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

    Nov 4, 2014
    East Tennessee.
    Those are Easter Eggers. A lot of hatcheries misleadingly sell their birds as Araucanas or ''Amiracanas''. Also, if they are only 6 weeks old, than all three are cockerels. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2016

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