Hello to all

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by araucanamax, Jan 29, 2017.

  1. araucanamax

    araucanamax Just Hatched

    Jan 29, 2017
    Monroe, NY
    I got my first chickens in 1973 from Ward Brower, the man featured in an article called "Easter egg chickens" in the Sept. 1948 issue of National geographic magazine . He was a personal friend of my family and one of the first to bring araucana type chickens to the USA. His experimentation is what led to Ameraucana's, easter eggers as well as having Auracana's.
    At the time I had a mixture blue and green egg layers and some nice rumpless tufted roosters.
    After being a Chef for the last 40yrs I am back in my family home outside NYC caring for my aging mom (90).
    This spring I decided to renovate the old coop and get some araucana's again. I found a very reputable breeder out of northern California. Got 8 young birds in june, 4 of which turned out to be roosters, ordered 5 more poults and was on my way! Since then one rooster and one hen got sick went down hill and passed, a month ago I suddenly lost one more hen to what I believe was an impacted gizzard (not sour crop). I now have 10 birds, 3 roosters and 7 hens and hope to start breeding and develop a flock this spring.
    Pure Araucana's are slow to mature and as of now have 5 hens laying (yes during the cold winter) 2 just started a week ago and 2 have yet to start.

    I love this breed!

    So much has changed and their is now so much more information on this breed (fascinating!) I joined BYC because of the wealth of posts I came across from other araucana, ameraucana and easteregger owners.

    I am a first USA generation German (can speak it as well), experienced sailor, woodworker, gardener and love Nature period!

    Look forward corresponding with you all.
    a rooster from the 70's




    the flock and three roosters, the two with tail feathers have a Ketro trait but are rumpless

    If you have the same passion for this breed as I do lets chat
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. I'm sure that you have already found the relevant breed threads. Please make yourself at home here with us.

    Best wishes
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under araucanamax [​IMG] Welcome!

    Thank you for the fascinating introduction! Beautiful birds!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG] Beautiful birds
  5. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Thank you for an interesting introduction and pictures of your beautiful birds!
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock! Love your story about how you got into the chickens and the araucana breed! Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! [​IMG]
  7. RodNTN

    RodNTN Hatchaolic Premium Member

    May 22, 2013
    Serving Jesus
    My Coop

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