Choosing a bantam Araucana rooster - I have 3 choices

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by smoothmule, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. smoothmule

    smoothmule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was given some bantam Araucana's. I have 2 nice little pullets that I'll keep and I'm trying to decide which rooster to keep. The little pullets are nice, have a nice conformation and smooth rump. None of them have the tufts but I will address that later and buy a nice hen with tuft(s).

    They are all young and still maturing but here is how I see them now.

    My choices are
    A) Dark Blue (?) with a tail and excellent comb. Not as attractive as the other 2
    B) Black, smooth rump, with some red/gold on the chest and a pretty good comb
    C) A better black color, nice smooth rump, pretty to look at but the comb is not very good and may even be a single straight type comb.

    I did read on the Araucana Club website that they can carry the gene for tufts and not show any sign of tufts so if I can get the other stuff right, and a couple also have tufts, I'd be thrilled.
     
  2. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

    May 20, 2009
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    B
     
  3. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I select B, but pictures would help a lot better with that because there are some things that the picture will describe better
     
  4. smoothmule

    smoothmule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll try to get some pics soon. Thanks
     
  5. CHIC

    CHIC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They shouldn't have straight combs, should they?
     
  6. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes their comb should be straight (as this is not a type of comb) but not single.
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    A lot of people refer to single combs as straight combs.

    The correct comb for an araucana is a pea comb.
     
  8. poultryhaven

    poultryhaven Addicted to Seramas!

    Jan 19, 2009
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    Lol i think you should keep A and send B to me! I need one lol
    Seriously though, I would say B but pics would do justuce [​IMG]
     
  9. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

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    Pics!
     
  10. smoothmule

    smoothmule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll take some tomorrow, after I get back from the poultry swap here in my area.

    Here is one of the pullets I'm keeping. I brought her in and sat her in a chair in the living room with a towel on the chair and a puppy pad on top of the towel. She has never been handled and did pretty good and only took off twice [​IMG]
    She has a very nice personality and she's pretty small.

    [​IMG]
     

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