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I was told this was an Araucana but these people have failed before

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BantamWhisperer, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. I bought a chicken from this place before and they told me it was a Ameraucana and it was the size of a japanese and never laid an egg. it looked like a Ancona bantam or something, but thats another bird from there. The one i'm asking about is very pretty and i bought his mate. I was told Araucana... Is this correct?

    The female is on the far left. male on far right. middle is a mottled cochin i bought with them and i also bought a frizzled plymouth barred rock.
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    Bought this one too! I was told he was a Dutch Bantam... Is he?

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  2. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    no those are not araucana. cant really see the hen but the roo looks to have game fowl in him

    the dutch looks right though poor quility
     
  3. I will post clearer pics ASAP!
     
  4. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    x2 ture araucanas have no tails and can have tuffs by their ears
     
  5. Frizzle13

    Frizzle13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aracaunas often do hav tails I know this as I hav some but those are not aracaunas
     
  6. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    not in the USA, true araucanas don't have a tail. Ameraicanas have tails and so do the hatchery araucanas/ ameraicanas which in reality are easter eggers

    heres some pictures of my true araucana roosters

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    here is a cross of araucana and a silkie that came off with the tuffs that araucana can get

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  7. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's not an Araucana either by USA or by UK/AU definitions. If it was USA, it would be missing the final peice of it's spine (rendering it tail-less). And it most definitely would NOT have a straight comb.

    If it was UK/AU, it would have a vaulted skull.

    They are barnyard mixes with heavy game influence. Sorry.
     
  8. I honestly don't care about the whole " Purebred " birds! I get what I get and when they're on the farm they stay on the farm! [​IMG]

    Thanks! I will post clearer pics ASAP
     
  9. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    dont forget that there are tailed araucana here that are used in breedings but again they are not araucana but they maybe ee's if they carry they blue egg laying gene
     
  10. YES! That's it! That's what I forgot to say! There was a TINY blue egg in their cage
     

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