New Araucana birds....Need help!!!!!! PICS

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by PhlyinPheBee, May 20, 2010.

  1. PhlyinPheBee

    PhlyinPheBee Poodles, Chicken, Goats--OH MY!!

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    I got my first online purchase and last. They are to be 6 month old araucanas. 1 roo and six pullets. That is what I paid. They got here and one was dead. They were packed in a box way to small. I have some pics to see if what is left are the pullets. Could not get all of them in the shots.

    I bought these as not show stock. Some have tails and none have tuffs. I was hoping for at least one tuff.


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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Sorry for your loss. They should have been sent in two boxes.

    Once they get over the jet lag, they should look a lot better... and perhaps once they molt they'll grow tufts.
     
  3. PhlyinPheBee

    PhlyinPheBee Poodles, Chicken, Goats--OH MY!!

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  4. High Roost Ranch

    High Roost Ranch The Chicken Whisperer

    Sorry to hear about your experience. Not all of us treat our birds that way, even when they are going to a new home.

    Here's what I can see.

    1st pic: Blue is a cockerel, red with the blue hackles on the right side is a pullet. Can't see the other two.
    2nd pic: Blue is a cockerel, red on right is a pullet, tailed white is a pullet.
    3rd pic: Both birds on the box are cockerels.
    4th pic: Wheaten/BBR tailed in the back left is a cockerel, white tailed facing left is a pullet, the far right white is a cockerel.
    5th pic: see above.

    Looks like what you have left is 4 cockerels and 2 pullets. If I can mention, the males look very lean in the face, which leads me to think you're going to have to deworm them and at the same time I'd treat them for mites. They appear very thin which makes me think they are infested, sick, or haven't been fed properly. They just have a haggard look in the face which isn't all caused by shipping stress. Are these large fowl standards or bantams?
     
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  5. PhlyinPheBee

    PhlyinPheBee Poodles, Chicken, Goats--OH MY!!

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    all I can say is that the man that I got them from said the one that died was the roo and the rest are pullets. I am worried about one but did not think that 4 out of 6 are roos..[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Melissa034

    Melissa034 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are not large breed standard, except MAYBE the white
     
  7. PhlyinPheBee

    PhlyinPheBee Poodles, Chicken, Goats--OH MY!!

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    they are suposed to be. OMG
     
  8. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:They look Large fowl to me by the picture...
    Do you know what they weigh?
    A cockerel should be 4 lbs Pullets 3.5 lbs
    Roosters 5 lbs and Hens 4 lbs

    If they were Bantams they would only be around 26 oz. ( about the same weight/ size of a Old English Game Bantam )

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  9. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry you lost one and that you've had sunch an awful experience. [​IMG]
     
  10. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was this from a BYC member? So sorry for the loss and bad experience!
     

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