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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

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    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.
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  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.

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  3. MN Chicken

    MN Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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

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    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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