Is Cleopatra an Auracana or a mix?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Joliet, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. Joliet

    Joliet Out Of The Brooder

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    She has green legs and small tufts like auracana butt she has butt feathers. I bought her as a chick from a feed store. Also she is not laying yet and is at least 7 mths old. Could something be wrong?[​IMG]
     
  2. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    She is an Easter Egger, a mutt breed of chicken that has the blue egg gene. Araucanas in the US should be rumpless (basically saying that their tails are absent)and have ear tufts. 3 months is where most hens are in the point of laying, but some do take longer, good luck on the wait. [​IMG]
     
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    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Joliet

    Joliet Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh wow 30mths? Good thing she's smart and has a wonderful disposition lol. Thank y'all. The links were a little confusing but very interesting!
     
  5. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh oops, that was a typo I meant 20-28 or more weeks of age. [​IMG]
     
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  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cleopatra is a pretty Easter Egger, which is a crossbreed that lays colored eggs, has greenish legs, and often has muffs, a beard, and a pea comb. EEs can be any color, though Cleopatra's color (at least in my experience) is most common. The true Ameraucana has bluish legs, a pea comb, always has muffs/beard, and is one of the 8 color varieties recognized by the American Poultry Association. Many hatcheries/dealers mistakenly call any bird that lays a blue-green egg an Ameraucana.
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree, she's a pretty Easter Egger!
     
  8. Joliet

    Joliet Out Of The Brooder

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    So from what I have experienced so far and have been reading. ..if I decide to get a pure breed (my daughter is interested in showing)... don't buy from hatcherys? My daughter is ten. How would I get her started in showing?
     
  9. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    If you'd like a good representation of the breed for showing I wouldnt avoid hatcheries. If you just want backyard chicken and eggs hatcheries are great. If you're looking for Araucana or Ameraucana you cannot get those from hatcheries, you'll need to find a reputable breeder
     
  10. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    and p.s. as far as her not laying let, some hens can take a little longer. No chicken lays at 3 months old. (That's a 12 wk old chicken!) If yours is 7 months she should be laying very soon, just give her some time.
     

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