Is this really an Araucana?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Z_chicken, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. Z_chicken

    Z_chicken Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 12, 2009
    Southern California
    I bought this hen from my local feed store and was told she's an Araucana, but she looks nothing like my other Araucana and her legs are yellowish at 18 weeks old. What do you think?


  2. TheNewMrsEvans

    TheNewMrsEvans Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2008
    Big Sur, CA
    someone made a booboo...she looks like an orpington...not an EE
    Thats ok orpingtons are goooooood [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2009
  3. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2009
    she looks like a buff orpington to me
    but i could be wrong
  4. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

    Jun 27, 2008
    West Central Ohio
    She's either a Buff Orpington or a Non-bearded Easter Egger.
  5. melissastraka

    melissastraka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    Hoquiam, WA
    she is an orp for sure. that is not a bad thing. great layers
  6. Z_chicken

    Z_chicken Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 12, 2009
    Southern California
    Thanks all! That explains why she got so much bigger than my other chickens. I hadn't planned on getting such a large hen, but if she lays well... [​IMG]
  7. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    She's beautiful. Did your feed store have Orpington's and put that one in the wrong area? My feed store didn't sell Orp's or I would have gotten one.
  8. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    *feed store* gives it away, they do not sell true araucana or true ameraucana, only easter eggers. I agree, looks like a buff orp..
  9. tfpets

    tfpets Mmm, tastes like chicken

    [​IMG] She looks like a really pretty Buff Orpington. And you most likely would not have gotten a true Araucana or Ameraucana from a feedstore either. An Easter Egger yes, but not a True Araucana, which would be pretty near impossible to find at feed store. Buff Orpingtons are great egg layers though! And have really nice dispositions, so your bird can be a great asset to your flock, a really happy surprise! Just dont expect her to lay blue eggs [​IMG] !
  10. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Buff Orp. [​IMG]

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