I'm getting some araucanas

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mamabigbird, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. mamabigbird

    mamabigbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so excited. I started out with a few EE mutts that were given to me and now 12 of my 16 hens are plain old reliable sex link hens.
    My one blue egg laying EE/polish cross (Matilda)hasn't laid an egg since her broody/molt and she is getting on in years.
    Her daughter who also has the polish hairdo ( Road Runner) lays blue eggs too but is holding out on me.
    My sister who has heard my laments about no blue eggs, found a breeder locally that says they have Araucanas and so she is buying me 3 of them for my birthday.
    We go tonight to pick them out and bring 'em home.
    I'm not holding out too much hope that they'll be purebreds, probably more EEs, but I don't really care as long as they lay those blue eggs.
    I love the way they look in the carton with light and dark browns and pinks. I think that's why they sold so well at the end of the driveway, so colorful.

    P.S. I couldn't figure out where else to post this ... and "managing your flock" is so ambiguous.
     
  2. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty great. Happy BDay!! Enjoy
     
  3. mamabigbird

    mamabigbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well they're home now, but they are Ameraucanas not Araucanas. My sister didn't know the difference but I don't care.
    I love them already. 2 are about 12 weeks and the other is about 16 weeks so I'll keep them separate from the flock in my broody pen.
    It'll give them all a chance to meet through the fence for a few weeks.
    The black 16 week old is quite shy and being so close to hallowe'en I think I'll call her Spooky,
    The other 2 are smaller and friendlier and I think I'll stick with seasonal names ... the off-white buff one can be Halo and the silver and rust one can be Weenie.
    LOL. Halo Weenie and Spooky.
     

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