Possible Aracauna mix?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hoping4better, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. hoping4better

    hoping4better Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This chick is 3 weeks old and for some reason I just noticed last night that is has no tail feathers. I guess I overlooked the fact before as I just assumed they were coming on slowly, but looking at it there appears to be no tail feathers.

    Unfortunately taking pictures scared it horribly so it pooped a bunch as you'll see in one of the pics. However, if more pics are needed I'll be a little sweeter and more careful and can probably get a better pic if requested. Also, can't tell if it's a cockerel or pullet. It be nice to expect an easter egger, but you tell me. What have I got?

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    I've really got a bunch of serious mutts from a barnyard ranging from what appear to be buff orpington, barred rock, dominique, and a barred rock looking bird with brownish coloring in it and one chick has a few feathers on its feet. So, it wouldn't shock me if there was a araucana in the yard as well, but you tell me. What's my bugger look like?
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Well, having a bunch of common breeds wouldn't necessarily make you a candidate for having an Araucana cross, too. You'd have to go out of your way to get one. [​IMG]

    It carries the leg color, the plumage color, and the comb to be one - But it could also just be an Easter Egger that got its tail plucked out.

    I'd say, if it continued to grow up without a tail, and its rump looked like this:

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    Then it may have some Araucana in it. They're not a common breed, and there's a visual difference between rumpless and having ones tail pulled. A truly rumpless bird will grow up to have a very rounded rump, where the feathers will tuck right into a borderline between the bottom fluff and the back feathers. A tailless bird will have a messy ending, in which there's some small spacing that shows where the tail feathers would/should be.

    But, you may just be lucky!
     
  3. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    minnesota!!!!
    the only way right now to tell if it has the "parsons nose" the part of bone and skin were tail feathers grow from
     

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