Is this little one an Araucana? Hen/Roo?

superkt

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Sep 5, 2013
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Central FL
Hi guys!

I stopped by my local feed store yesterday and they'd gotten a batch of these cute little ones in and I could not resist. The owner of the store was not in and the only kid there was not positive on the breed. He told me araucana but I'm not positive. S/he has slightly feathered legs which I've read is not an araucana thing. I've also read that these chicks can be sexed fairly early on (possibly) so I was hoping you guys could help! I'm hoping it's a hen -- s/he is super sweet and wants to sit in my lap for hours. No roos allowed in our city :( Let me know what you guys think!




 

donrae

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Not aracauna. not really easter egger, either. I'm not sure what has that leg and body color and the light feathering, I'm leaning toward a mix. Really too early for gender, but those are some thick legs so I'm not ruling out rooster yet.
 

superkt

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6 Years
Sep 5, 2013
16
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Central FL
I agree! S/he looks like a mix of a few pictures I've found. I already have one mystery hen...so what's another? :) I love the coloring though. The legs do look thick. I tried the only sexing test I know where you hold it by the back of the neck and watch it kick/go limp. This one went limp so I'm crossing my fingers for a girl!
 

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