Guess the Color!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Stacykins, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, I am definitely not sure what this lil rumpless, tufted (well tufts were pecked off by other chicks, but they exist!) araucana chick is. At first I thought splash, but then cuckoo was mentioned. What IS this bird?

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    Also, less of a mystery, what would this chick color be considered?

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    Btw, they both have oatmeal beaks, since I took these as they were eating!
     
  2. missred871

    missred871 Eggxhausted Momma

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    I dont think your second chick has a color name, since it looks to be an EE and they tend to just be a crayola box of colors lol, they are always beautiful though, go figure, I am not color standards expert but I think cuckoo is a moderately decent observation
     
  3. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Definitely not an EE since Lanae of Cash's Blue Eggs doesn't sell EEs, but purebred tufted, rumpless araucana hatching eggs. BOTH chicks are tufted and rumpless. I had another breeder's eggs in the 'bator, but I know for sure these two come from her stock.
     
  4. OkieKristi

    OkieKristi Out Of The Brooder

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    I have no experience with Araucanas, but I went to the website you referenced, and I may need some now. I am in love with her Splash rooster. He is one of the prettiest chickens I have seen.[​IMG]

    After looking at the colors that she has, I would say that your first chick could be cuckoo/barred, because they have barred hens in with their white roo, but it also looks like a couple of their splash hens. You may have to wait until it is a little older to know for sure.

    I understand the other poster's comment re: the second chick being an EE. I have an EE hen with the exact same coloring, and I think it is very common EE color. No idea what the actual color is though. My guess is golden duckwing??[​IMG]
     
  5. Blue

    Blue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could the second chick be a gold spangled? My gold brabanters are feathering in like that, and they're "supposed" to be spangled.
     
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  6. danielle82

    danielle82 A Good Egg

    Apr 27, 2009
    Tonasket Wa
    if the first one is barred, and the father was not then its a boy...
    Post pictures of the second one in a couple weeks you'll get a better idea on her coloring,
     
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