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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Tropic Rooster, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. Tropic Rooster

    Tropic Rooster Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I just purchase these chicks from a local breeder, they are supposed to be Araucana. Can anyone tell me what color they will grow to be? Also, I guess they are two small to be sexed, but if anyone can give their opinion I would very much appreciate it, I purchased them as a pair but have some doubts.


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  2. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like EE's to me. [​IMG]
     
  3. Tropic Rooster

    Tropic Rooster Out Of The Brooder

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    I have my doubts about them being Araucanas as well but I think they are Ameraucanas, they have the fluffy hairs on their cheeks(muffs/beard). As far as I can see eater eggers dont have the muffs or am I wrong?
     
  4. Tropic Rooster

    Tropic Rooster Out Of The Brooder

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    mmm reading on, I think you might be right, thanks!!
     
  5. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    Quote:Yep, you're wrong. [​IMG] Easter Eggers can have beards and muffs, but sometimes do not. An Easter Egger is a crossbreed, so they can have varying characteristics. However, most EEs that come from hatcheries do have beards and muffs, green legs and lay either a blue or green egg.
     
  6. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yup, those are EEs. As far as color, the one in front may end up similar to this (my EE, Penelope):
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    or may be this (my EE, Echo):
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    But EEs come in a LOT of color patterns/variations, so each one is unique.
     
  7. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

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  8. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sadly, pure Araucanas have no tails, they are a rumpless breed. The tail lets you know the seller is pulling a sly one over on you.
     
  9. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Araucanas shouldn't have a tail OR a beard. Those are Easter Eggers.
     
  10. Tropic Rooster

    Tropic Rooster Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for all the replies guys, I really appreciate it!!

    Lothiriel thanks for the nice pics, they gave me a good idea of what to expect..... Guess I have easter eggers, but fine by me, we're having lots of fun with them [​IMG], we even picked up a third one...
     

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