I need mille advice here..mille fleur araucana? Added Pics Pg2

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  1. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I found this chick in my brooder. She is from a mixed pen of araucana. Did I accidently create a mille fleur araucana? I need help figuring this out. She started out looking like a wild type (bbr) chick with dark chipmunk stripes. If I only have one roo in that pen, the odds are he contributed to this, right? So if this is a girl and I put her back with him, will I get more or was this a fluke? Please, give me your thoughts on this.

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  2. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    I think you'll never know until you try! [​IMG] She is a cutie... I'd like to see what she looks like in another couple of months. [​IMG]
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Are you sure Mr. Speckles didn't make a house call? [​IMG]
     
  4. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    what was the roo in the coop with the girls? could the hen have been fertilized earlier by another roo?
     
  5. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

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    Let us know what she turns into!

    The mille fleur cochins, speckled Sussex, and so on, never look like mf as babies. They slowly get their markings as they mature. So I'd be surprised if your girl ends up as mf. But you never know. I love watching em grow up!
     
  6. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The rooster that is with them is a gold duckwing, that looks almost black (but with gold on his back/wings). He is Dragon pictured on my website.

    Mr Speckles had no access to them at all. The Araucana are in their own coop and their run is completely covered (no access) because of hawk problems.

    I recently added 3 new pullets to that pen. A hen that looks red now, but when she hatched she looked like a blue/red with some striping. The other two hens are blue and splash. These hens were with a blue/red rooster before being moved. But they were alone for a month before they were introduced to Dragon and their eggs were not fertile.

    I thought this baby would grow up looking like our bbr'ish colored hen Sandy, but now I see she is getting the mille pattern on her chest feathers and the top of her wings. That was not there before and when I noticed it today, it surprised me. I never imagined getting anything like that from this group. I will surely keep her to see what the outcome turns out to be.

    If anyone who got eggs from me sees this pattern, please let me know (it would be from the MA pen, which is how the eggs are marked).

    I'm interested in any insight on the coloring that appears to be coming in and where it could have come from. I think I can rule out the blue pullets, but the red hen is a possibility. It will be interesting to watch this baby grow. A blue egg laying mille fleur araucana would be pretty cool.
     
  7. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    wow that would be very cool. Hope there are a few more out there and that this is a trait being passed down to more than just your little chick [​IMG] Cant wait to see it feather in more [​IMG]
     
  8. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    It will be interesting to see how she matures.
     
  9. geareduplyn

    geareduplyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure that she is a she for one thing. I've got two cockerels that started out with about the same chick coloring. I was was sure they were both pullets until they were about 7 months old. They did not keep the mille coloring to adulthood. They are though, the wildest colored Araucanas that I think I have ever produced. I will try to get pictures if possible. I was away from my computer for more than a month and it's not working like it was when I left.
     
  10. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    That's cool Gary..I'd love to see pics of them.
     

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