Is this an Araucana?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RockBottomRanch, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. RockBottomRanch

    RockBottomRanch Out Of The Brooder

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    She's pretty and we have about nine more just like her...wondering if they're Araucanas? That's how they were labeled when we bought them.
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    She may be an Easter egger, or she may simply be a mixed breed bird. You'll know for sure when they start laying---blue or green eggs get the EE label, brown/tan get the barnyard mix.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    She's an Easter Egger, not a true Araucana, which are relatively rare and expensive, have tailless rumps, and are not sold by US hatcheries, although the hatcheries frequently market their Easter Eggers are Araucanas or Ameraucanas (frequently misspelled as Americana or Americauna). If you're not familiar with the difference between Araucanas, Ameraucanas, and Easter Eggers, there is a good article at http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2011/09/ameraucana-easter-egger-or-araucana.html explaining the difference.
     
  4. RockBottomRanch

    RockBottomRanch Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks guys!!
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    She's a pretty Easter Egger. True Araucanas are a purebred breed of chicken that are rumpless and have ear tufts.
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2014
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    You have an Easter Egger.
     

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