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Oh what a bird it is! LOL Rumpless??? Tell me please

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by magsrags, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. magsrags

    magsrags Songster

    Aug 12, 2008
    Staten Island NY
    This chick is MY very first egg hatched from my very own chickens! [​IMG] 3 weeks old Saturday. VERY spunky. An escape artist already. I think Hudini is the right name for now.

    I think he/she is adorable and am still waiting to see what it turns into. Meanwhile it is a cross between a black Araucana roo over either my white or black my pure silkie hens.
    It hatched out black as the Ace of Spades and continues to feather out black so far.....with 5 toes and black skin....no crest/top knot.....lightly feathered shanks but not the lower legs or feet.....black eyes, normal feathering and LOOOONG long legs.
    More interesting to me is that it appears to be Rumpless? [​IMG]
    All you Araucana experts let me know if so.[​IMG]
    This is going to be fun watching her grow up. Hope it's a she anyways. I think she might be a NYC Rockett if those legs keep getting any longer. [​IMG]

  2. americana-chick

    americana-chick Songster

    Jun 18, 2008
    Quote:kinda looks like an araucana or araucana mix?
    c-u-u-t-e! [​IMG]
  3. Squeaky

    Squeaky I squeak, therefore I am

    Jul 5, 2008
    Albuquerque, NM
    I'm no Araucana expert, but that looks like one tiny hiney to me.
  4. key west chick

    key west chick Songster

    May 31, 2008
    Gainesville, GA
    If your roo is rumpless, or I guess even have a rumpless gene, then yes, the baby could be rumpless. Just watch for little tail feathers. If it is rumpless, they won't grow in. If it grows a few, it will be partial rumpless.
  5. Katie Jo

    Katie Jo Songster

    Aug 12, 2008
    Wadsworth, Ohio
    Cute chick, whatever she is!! The all-black is stunning!
  6. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Songster

    Feb 12, 2008
    Agawam , Ma
    magsrags i emailed you [​IMG]
  7. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Crowing

    May 8, 2007
    What a gorgeous baby! I hope you post more pictures as he/she matures.

  8. ursusarctosana

    ursusarctosana Songster

    Aug 6, 2008
    Spokane, WA
    When I Google Imaged Araucanas yesterday to check on them for my cousin there were many photos of "rumpless" Araucanas. It was kind of confusing because I didn't know if the standard was rumpless or not. I didn't follow up to see for sure, but the photos were interesting and you may find them interesting.
  9. magsrags

    magsrags Songster

    Aug 12, 2008
    Staten Island NY
    OK, here is a better side view of that rump. [​IMG] And a total rear shot.


  10. sarahloveschickens

    sarahloveschickens Songster

    Oct 26, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    she looks alot like my australorp silkie cross [​IMG]

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