Is this little one an Araucana? Hen/Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by superkt, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. superkt

    superkt Out Of The Brooder

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    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!
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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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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.
     
  3. superkt

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    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!
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    It really looks more like a Brahma to me than an EE.
     
  5. superkt

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    You may be on to something! I hadn't thought of that. I do love some Brahmas :)
     
  6. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    what type of comb?
     
  7. superkt

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    I found this nice little forum posting: http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php?topic=26745.0

    I'm trying to compare the tails on that pullet brahma to mine. Mine has a bit more of a tail than the roo she shows. The wing coloring matches up but the rest of my chick has those stripes going down it's neck. Closest I've seen so far!
     
  8. superkt

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    This is the best top view I have so far. S/he barely has anything going on with it's head yet!
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  9. Kelsie2290

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  10. hope4rainbow

    hope4rainbow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's very pretty, whatever she is!
     
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