Rooster or Hen ????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by motherhubbard72, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. motherhubbard72

    motherhubbard72 New Egg

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    Hi there I was wondering if anyone out there is able to help with the sexing of this Lavender Araucana please.
    We pruchased it as pullet but is 'piggy backing' the other pullets! It is 22 weeks old.
    Cheers Motherhubbard.
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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    She's a pullet for sure.
     
  3. CrazyChookLady5

    CrazyChookLady5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have this breed of chooks, but I would say a hen...but that's just a guess.
    it's a beautiful chook anyway :)
     
  4. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, I think pullet too...but Araucana???

    Your bird has a crest, and looks to have a beard/muff, and definitely a tail...Araucanas have ear tufts, no crests, no beards/muffs, and no tails (rumpless).

    It looks to be a mix with an Ameraucana (beard/muff/pea comb), and some crested bird (maybe a Silkie even...how many toes and what color is the skin), thus an Easter Egger.

    But it is not an Araucana.

    Very pretty bird whatever the mix.

    My thoughts.
    Lady of McCamley
     
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  5. motherhubbard72

    motherhubbard72 New Egg

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    Hi there thank you for your reply. We are in NZ and have the tailed variety of Lavender Araucana which seems to be the European standard. I have attached a link for you if you are interested

    Kind regards


    motherhubbard

    http://www.araucana.org.uk/breed_standards.html
     
  6. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A lovely lavender araucana pullet. I love our tailed version Down Under and in NZ!
     
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  7. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank you for the link...of course you are following European standards...silly of me not to notice your location.
    Very pretty bird no matter the name.
    Lady of McCamley
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    x2 Very pretty!
     

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