Help, I don't know what this is!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sara, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    I hatched some eggs, some I got from jody (hinkjc) and some were mine. Is this an EE'r or a freak of nature? [​IMG] Sorry the 2nd pic is fuzzy, but it clearly had two little tufts. None of my hens have this. It's legs aren't green either, so I really don't know..
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    Any guess as to what this little girl is, she came from a suprise special from Ideal.
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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Looks like you got yourself an Araucana with a tail =the ear tufts definitely ID it as Araucana, I think-and a Delaware. Looks like a pullet right now, but not sure about that. How old is it?
     
  3. sara

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    Quote:Jody did give me 4 Araucana eggs, I didn't think any of those had hatched. [​IMG]

    The white one is to be a pullet, I think about 6-8 weeks old.
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yup, that looks like a blue Araucana (tailed/tufted - known as Quetros).

    Jody
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It's a pretty color-I'm partial to blue chickens, as many of you know, LOL.
     
  6. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    The first two pics look alot like my EE cockeral.

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    He was about 8 weeks old in this pic, if I remember correctly.

    Dawn
     
  7. sara

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    Quote:Well that is exciting! Like I said I didn't think any of the true araucana eggs hatched. I didn't even notice him/her until today, and thought what the heck is going on with that chicks head! [​IMG] It is so cute! I hope it's a little hen. I'm trying to think how old it would be, maybe 8 weeks?
     
  8. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sara, lucky for you, I keep meticulous records. You picked up the eggs on 7/9. You should be able to put together your hatch date from there. I hope she's a girl too. Next time you come I have to show you her mommy, Bluey. She is tufted rumpless and exactly the same color as your young one. I looked to see if I have a recent pic of her and I don't. I'll see if I can get a pic tomorrow and post for you.

    Dawn, Araucana don't have muffs/beards - they only have tufts and they are a distinctly different breed than Ameraucana or EEs. Your blue EE is so handsome. I love anything blue. [​IMG] If I wouldn't have fallen so hard on buff chickens, maybe it would have been blues.

    Jody
     
  9. sara

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    Ok, going back over my info, this one had to have hatched under my broody. I think I put two under her, and two in the incubator. Anyway, they all hatched between the 29th and 30 of July. That would make it 8 weeks old. It's comb doesn't look very red at all yet, so i'll hold out hope that it is a hen. I'll definately be back for more buff orpington eggs once I am out of the hospital and back on my feet. I just love your buff orpingtons, they are so pretty! I'm so excited to have little baby buffs when i get home to play with![​IMG]
     
  10. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Oh, and what type of comb will this little one get?
     
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