Freebird the Araucana

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by TexasJoe, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. TexasJoe

    TexasJoe Taking a break

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  2. Rte.66_chicks

    Rte.66_chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's gorgeous!
     
  3. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    She's very pretty, but she isn't an Araucana. Looks like an Easter Egger. Araucanas have tufts and are rumpless. She looks happy and healthy though [​IMG]
     
  4. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    Is she ok now then? I hope so! A lovely chook [​IMG]
     
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  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I agree, she is not an Araucana. She is a beautiful Easter Egger pullet.
     
  6. Bex

    Bex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is so pretty, no matter what she is. [​IMG]
     
  7. birdsofparadise

    birdsofparadise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    While we are on the subject, I thought aruacanas were rumpless and very rare; ameracaunas had muffs, beards, black legs and bred true; and easter eggers were essentially "mutts" that didnʻt breed true but did lay blue & green eggs.

    Iʻve looked at the "official" afficianado sites for these breeds and they do get their noses out of joint over technical issues, but this is the simplest way for this layman to distinguish these three breeds which seem to often be used interchangeably.

    Anyone have a better way to distinguish them?
     
  8. TexasJoe

    TexasJoe Taking a break

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