Just bought a pair of Lavender Araucana chicks that are about a week old. New to the breed need to k

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by NathanE94, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. NathanE94

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    hey everyone just bought myself some Lavender Araucana chicks and i have done some research and know the basics now but mot quite familiar with some of the terminology and what not.. one of the main things i want to know is, how to i know for sure they are lavender araucana because i have read that the Ameraucana has a tail and aparently they are the ones you find in Australia(where i live) is this true? please help. also if there is any good advice or info that you can give please do, just looking to find out as much as i can about these birds as i now own some haha.
     
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  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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  4. NathanE94

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    Thankyou i will definately post a few things in the breed category of my birds just signed up so im just getting the hang of the forum and where everything is lol @TwoCrows
     
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    It gets a little complicated with what people call these breeds. Araucanas are rumpless (tailless), with ear tufts and muffs. Ameraucanas are muffed but have tails and no tufts. Also, lavender is not a standard color for Ams, so technically they would be Easter Eggers, which are mixed breed or non-standard colored birds. Lavender is a project color for Ameraucanas, so they are working towards standardization.

    Post a few pics in the What Breed or Gender section of the Forum.
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  8. NathanE94

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    @1muttsfan so if they arent araucanas then they will be easter eggers not ameraucanas coz they dont come in lavender??
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Post on the aussie thread "Australia, six states and one funny little island." Maybe they can identify them if you post good photos.
     
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    I will post in other sections aswell and also need to try get some clearer shots of them but heres a few so everyone can see what i have got now
     

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