Mapuche Huastec Thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Yashar, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. nyanamia

    nyanamia In the Brooder

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    Thanks for the info, guys. I'm still finding the classification of the different types of South American fowl to be very confusing. I know they don't really have "breeds" in the sense that we do in America with all the APA stuff. Yashar mentioned several different types of "Mapuche" fowl. How are they related? Is "Mapuche" a "class" of birds and "Huastec", "Paco" "Crested" etc are subcategories? Or are all the names just signifying the location where the birds are found? So many questions, lol!
     
  2. Yashar

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  3. MammasBabies

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    I love my surprise mixes, but I will not be breeding them as I live in a city. Someday I may live somewhere where I can have a rooster....then I will be looking for more of these chickens.
     
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  4. MammasBabies

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    Here is most recent picture of my MH/silkie cross. She (?) is so smart and a real love.

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  5. Oh, my! Are those "bumps" on his forehead? It looks like it from what I can see in the pic. We have the other chick like this one and its forehead doesnt look that way. Will try to get some pics when I can. Have to get ready for work soon.
     
  6. MammasBabies

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    Maybe Houdini is a male, but if so he is the sweetest chicken! And being half Mapuche Huastec and half silkie, how do you guess? Keeping Houdini until she/he crows!
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  7. Chickielady

    Chickielady Spiritwood Farms

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    He/she looks very content to sit there & get lovin' from you.....pretty blue bird !
     
  8. Yashar

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    I've been meaning to post some pictures for some time. So here ya'll go...
    Older chick picks to come...

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  9. nyanamia

    nyanamia In the Brooder

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    Huastecs can have feather feet? Interesting, didn't know that... Don't know much anyway, lol
     
  10. Yashar

    Yashar New Egg

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    That one with heavily feathered legs is not "ideal." I wouldn't use a roo that had so many feathers, but I would let a hen get away with it....
     

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