I purchased three pullets from a family who raised 26 of them from one day old for a school project. All of the birds were purchased from McMurray's. The woman said the breeds they'd ordered were: Araucana, Phoenix, Cuckoo Maran, Blue Cochin, and Silver-Laced Wyandotte. I got what I thought was an araucana, a blue cochin and a silver-laced wyandotte and they are now around 5 1/2 months old. In looking at a chicken breed book at Barnes & Noble today, I read that araucanas don't have tails, and my girl has a nice long beautiful tail. She also does not have a beard. She's the one in the foreground of the top picture. Love to hear what you all think!