do normal sized chicks have an afro?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by brucieboy, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. brucieboy

    brucieboy In the Brooder

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    I recently hatched these chicks. They are now 5 weeks old. I wanted an araucana cross to get an easter egger, despite living in a smallish suburban property and already having 5 hens. I was told these two are araucana and wyandotte cross. I can see some wyandotte features in the new feathers. I just can't work out the afro. They are normal sized...so not silkie. Can anybody shed light on whether I have got my breed mix right please.
     

  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Wow are they cute!

    Hopefully someone will chime in here that has an answer to your question. :)
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    Australian/New Zealand Araucana are supposed to be slightly crested. These chicks could be exactly what you bought.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I think Aussie Aracauna have crests, don't they? And crests are partially dominant, so crossing a crested to a non-crested basically gives you a smaller crest each time. I think you have a good chance at colored eggs.
     
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  6. brucieboy

    brucieboy In the Brooder

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    Thank you for your thoughts! I have got quite attached to them regardless whether they end up being easter eggers!
     
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