Is this an Araucana?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jan65764, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. jan65764

    jan65764 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 23, 2010
    Tunas, MO
    I bought a group of assorted chicks which were supposed to be Rhode Island Reds, Production Reds, and Red Sex Link. There is this rooster that does not look like any of the above and also he has no tail. Is he just a freak or could possibly be an Araucana? [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2010
  2. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    araucanas are rumpless and should have tuffs. Can you upload a pic?
  3. jan65764

    jan65764 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 23, 2010
    Tunas, MO
    Sorry I was in the process of uploading the photo. He does not have tuffs or beard, but definitely no tail.
  4. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    Rumplessness is, in my opinion, becoming more common. I'm sure some of the birds in hatcheries are become a bit inbred so the trait is popping up more and more in breeds that it usually doesn't show up in.

    Your bird is not an Araucana, it does not have a pea comb and lacks the tufts known for the Araucana breed.
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Roosters are frequently slow featherers. I have a 9 month old who has yet to get all his tail feathers. He looked rumpless for months! [​IMG]
  6. HBuehler

    HBuehler Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2009
    Lebanon TN
    not a freak at all..we have more young roos like that than not in all breeds.He will get his tail..roos are just real slow to feather completely..he's cute
  7. jan65764

    jan65764 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 23, 2010
    Tunas, MO
    Thanks for all the input. All the other roos have their tails or at least one feather sticking up, bult he didn't have anything. I knew he sure didn't look Aruacana or at least the ones I have seen. He is kinda cute, maybe he'll escape the stew pot. LOL
  8. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2008
    maybe its a girl?

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