Pure Bred or Imposter (Mutt)- Lavender Blue Araucans!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cluckcluckluke, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    Are these Araucans Pure Bred or Mutts- Sold to me as pure bred Araucanas . Got her down to $40.00 for the two and so lucky i did they are very scruffy but nothing a bit of care and a new molt wont do.

    All i know is that they have to be either a slate grey color, black or some other plain color like a whitey grey.
    They Are Lavender Blue Araucanas, so the coloring is right and there legs are a slate grey as well but im still going to question there pureness.
    When i got them home one of the hens laid me her second (Lavender Blue colored) egg of the day, i was so excited when she did this, it was like the 3 hour car trip didn't even affect them!!!


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  2. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    Hen 1 is the one in the nest hen two is much bigger standing up.
     
  3. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    Here are some more pictures, they have the strangest comb, its not a rose comb i think, its like really small and just single but fat.
     
  4. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

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  5. allmychickens

    allmychickens Just'a small town girl

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    where do you live? if in the U.S. then definately not...
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    but if in the uk I believe they look pure bred
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    ...wait a second... is the second one silkie feathered?! if so then i dont think so...
     
  6. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    do they have silkie type feathers?? as it looks it to me in the pictures
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I was thinking the same thing. OP seemed to be talking American dollars, so that led me to think they're in the states, so those are mixed breed birds. Pretty, rough-looking mixes.
     
  8. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    i live Australia, and yes there feathering is like down, exactly like a silkies. I was scared that they weren't going to be pure bred. Do you reckon that i got ripped of- Australian $40.00 for both.
    They do lay a lavender blue egg which is what the breed should. They seem to big to be crossed with a silkie.
     
  9. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    well I know there's people in the USA making silkied feathered ameraucanas so maybe they are too. If not you have a great start on the project [​IMG]
     
  10. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    I can only comment on U.S. Araucanas--they wouldn't be anything close to a purebred here. They really look suspiciously like they have a silkie somewhere in their bloodline.

    Here is the American Araucana Standard of Perfection: http://www.browneggblueegg.com/AraucanaStandard.html
     

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