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are these really araucanas?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kathleeng, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. kathleeng

    kathleeng New Egg

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    I have two supposed-to-be araucanas. They look like a's, and I think they have started laying (they are in a coop with two other chickens of same age but different breeds, and I am getting 4-5 eggs per day, all cream to tan) but I see no blue or green eggs. Are they not araucanas? Do the eggs become green/blue when the hens are a bit older? is there something missing from the diet?
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome. If you have four birds total and are getting 4 eggs a day with none being blue, you do not have Araucanas - however, there is no picture in your post and it seems you might have meant to include one. If you post a picture we can help determine what type of birds you have. Knowing your location (country) is also helpful.
     
  3. ramirezframing

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    x2 on what was stated above. Eggs don't change color from brown to blue, they can darken or lighten a little in shade, but a blue egg is a blue egg and a brown will always be brown. Araucanas in the USA are tail-less and can be clean faced or have tufts (not to be confused with muffs/ beard which ameraucanas and some easter eggers have).
     
  4. kathleeng

    kathleeng New Egg

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    I wil attach a photo later today, but they have the coloring and the small comb on the head, they have the no butt aspect; clever, nice disposition, friendly to people. What other breed might they be?
     
  5. kathleeng

    kathleeng New Egg

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    and I forgot to say I am in Washington DC area
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree with the other posters. If you're not getting any blue eggs and all your birds are laying, you don't have Araucanas. They may be Easter Eggers (often sold by hatcheries as Araucanas), which sometimes don't lay green or blue eggs.
     
  8. kathleeng

    kathleeng New Egg

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    thanks to all of you for your responses. I took a photo of the "not araucanas" this morning, and in doing so realized that they do in fact have tails; they also do have the tufts, small combs, nice nature, and apparently lay cream shelled eggs. Any thoughts on what they might be? I will post the photos later today.
     
  9. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Are the legs clean or feathered? There are few breeds and/or mixes that they "could" be depending on their overall appearance, coloring, etc.

    ETA - look forward to seeing the picture.
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2014
  10. kathleeng

    kathleeng New Egg

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    their legs are clean[​IMG]
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