Can't figure out breed and gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by gravylips, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. gravylips

    gravylips New Egg

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    Hey, could someone help me with the breed and gender of this?

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  2. heatherlaw

    heatherlaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a pullet getting close to lay but it's hard to say without knowing the age. She looks a lot like my olive eggers. Maybe an Ameracauna mix? If it is a pullet you will know if she lays green or blue eggs
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Are you in the UK or Australia? If so, that looks like an Araucana, and looks to be a pullet.
     
  4. gravylips

    gravylips New Egg

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    I'm in Australia, I think it's 10 or 11 weeks old now.

    Thanks for helping out! What makes her look like a pullet?
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Blue males will usually have a darker shade of blue on their shoulders/wings. Your bird's comb is still practically invisible, and her coloring is a fairly uniform shade of blue.
     
  6. heatherlaw

    heatherlaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2 on the color and she also has nice rounded feathers, no pointy male feathering
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    She's an Aracauna pullet.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Araucana pullet.
     
  9. heatherlaw

    heatherlaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought araucana had ear tufts and Ameracauna had the beard and muffs?
     
  10. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    gravylips that is one pretty blue Araucana pullet! :)


    In the US Araucanas are tufted and rumpless, in the UK they can be either tufted, rumpless, tailed, muffed or crested... Australia has the crested, muffed, tailed ones mostly, I believe... and Ameraucanas were bred and created strictly in the US... I don't believe they have ever been imported elsewhere...
     

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