do i finally have an araucana or another cross with something??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by spish, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    lays green/blue eggs (but they are quite light?) but the chicken is very small (id say bit bigger than bantam size!)

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  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Lovely girl!! Some Araucanas will indeed lay a lighter colored egg.

    That is indeed an Araucana though, and lovely tufts she's sporting. [​IMG]

    What color are her legs?
     
  3. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    good question i have no idea! but i can look tomorrow when its light outside (they are all in bed now) [​IMG]
     
  4. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    there is two of this chicken (one is brown) but the brown one doesnt have tufts..is she likely to be a cross?
     
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  5. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not necessarily,

    Most Araucana do not sport tufts. Tufts can be difficult to get. I have 3 tufted roos and 1 non tufted roo. Most of my hens are clean faced ( no tufts ) a few have tufts. Every tufted Araucana only has 1 copy of the tuft gene so sometimes they do not pass it on.

    Lanae
     
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    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the other one rumpless also?

    I like her tufts they look very nice and even.

    In my experience the bantam Araucana are really small, at least mine have been dinky. The large fowl are merely small. My roos tend to be decent size but the hens are smaller.

    Lanae
     
  7. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice tufts on her!
     
  8. thats a true aracuana! those a pretty rare! [​IMG]
     
  9. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    yes the other is rumpless, just minus the tufts...both are from end 2009 so still young

    oh im so happy to have 2 at last! just need to find a roo now!!!
     
  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I'd find a breeder on here and get some hatching eggs.

    Congrats.
     

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