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barred/cuckoo araucana? PIC ADDED PG 6

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by klf73, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    I have an araucana that is feathering in what looks to either be cuckoo or barred, anyone ever hear of one? I will post a pic tomorrow, dh has the wire to connect the camera to the puter [​IMG] .
     
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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I'd probably call it an "Easter Egger" if that's what it looks like.
     
  3. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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  4. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    Nope, it is not an EE. It may be an unrecognized color but it came from Sky Blue Egg, is rumpless and hugely tufted, that does not fit the description of an EE. I should just e-mail Anne to see if it is a new project [​IMG] it is VERY pretty

    An off-color silkie is not called something else because it is not a recognized color [​IMG]
     
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  5. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    I got my butt handed to me on the ameraucana board for the same thing. Believe me, until it is a variety recognized by the APA, it is an EE. They are very snooty and rude about it too. Not trying to be mean, just trying to save you the frustration of trying to share with people who think you have cooties.
     
  6. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Quote:Well maybe you should keep your "butt" to yourself.

    To the OP, the araucana breeders have different standards so you may inquire about. The reason it cannot be accepted as an AOV variety as an ameraucana is because a barred bird genetically cannot produce black or slate legs. Which is one of the major governing standards of ameraucanas.
     
  7. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    yes, I understand, have been in those conversations too, but the araucana is a whole other breed, no muff/beard. I don't think this would qualify as the same thing. Thanks for the help, I do appreciate the heads up. The funny thing is that I have lavender ameraucana, but they are not recognized either, so they would probably be called EE. It's such a pain trying to see where all the lines are. Our marans are not recognized, but they are not called something else because of it. Go figure [​IMG]
     
  8. onthespot

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    The post above is a prime example of Ameraucana club attitude.
     
  9. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Ann Charles is developing a Barred Araucana. So it is very possible you have one if it is from her.
     
  10. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    I'd love to see a pic of your barred araucana, probably pretty neat looking.

    Quote:If you read somewhere on the Ameraucana website where it talks about the recognized colors, and what is an easter egger, it does say that if it breeds true 50% of the time it's an Ameraucana. So I don't know if lavender is an easter egger, or an Ameraucana. Where is Jean?


    I don't think the folks on the Ameraucana board are any more "snooty" than any other breeders.
     

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