LAVENDER ARAUCANA BANTAM hatched from a egg my silkie layed.

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  1. letitia74

    letitia74 New Egg

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    To all chicken lovers,

    I am really baffled as how a lavender araucana bantam hatched from an egg my silkie female layed.i only keep 4 silkie females and 1 female goldtop bantam hen.i did purchase them from a chicken breeder,and she kept all the chickens with there own breed.anyone help please.
     
  2. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    .if you only keep females how can they be fertile? what roo do you have? Also lavender is a recongnized color in Araucanas, atleast not APA and ABA. I think you might have a Easter Egger at the most . Also you cant know if its an Araucana/EE until it lays eggs. BTW if it is really a EE maybe a rooster at the breeder flew over the fence or maybe a hen paid a visit. I got eggs from a breeder once and one chick turned out to be OEGB/ Cochin.
     
  3. letitia74

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    i dont keep roosters and the lavender araucan is six months old now.the breeder kept all the breeds seperate but how would you get one from a female silkie and what rooster.im a novice chicken keeper.
     
  4. letitia74

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    she is laying eggs by the way..
     
  5. debs_flock

    debs_flock Overrun With Chickens

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    You can't get an araucana from an egg laid by your silkie. Araucana is a purebred. At best, you could get an Easter Egger if she were bred by a blue egg-laying breed rooster. She could have been bred and then laid the fertile egg up to around three weeks later.

    Deb
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Yep, Araucanas are a purebred breed that requires other Araucanas around to at least be a mutt/Easter Egger. Which, then, it's a mutt not an Araucana [​IMG]

    Also, the color Lavender is recessive - requires two Lavender parents to make.

    Third I think what you're confusing here is that European, Aussie, and New Zealand type Araucanas do look like Silkies without the fluffy feathers, so, crossing a Silke with something else, making them not fluffy anymore because it too is a recessive trait, can easily make someone think they have an Araucana.


    So, I think you have either A) an Easter Egger / mutt or B) a Silkie without the fluffy feathering


    If you're from the US the bird certainly can't be an Araucana as it must have no tail, green legs, no beard, no black skin, and a pea comb to be such.


    Hope that didn't sound rude, just, helping out with the facts. [​IMG]
     
  7. letitia74

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    im from england so im still learning them lingo over here.i love my chickens whatever breed they turn out to be.mutt or pure breed.
     
  8. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    i would love to see a picture of mom and baby! :)
     
  9. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    apa american poultry association aba same thing but for bantam chickens.
     
  10. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Okay, so then I understand your thinking it is an Araucana.

    What color Silkies are the supposed parents? Lavender, Blue, Black, White or something else?

    If the listed colors it makes sense, is the "Araucana" equipped with feathered legs? How feathered are the legs of the Silkies?

    I think you either have a Silkie cross which just so happens to look like a UK type Araucana or you have a Silkie who is missing its silkied feathering, and, possibly feathered shanks?

    Does it lay blue eggs? Green eggs? Brown?
     

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