Rumpless Araucana's

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by puredelite, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. puredelite

    puredelite Songster

    Am new to the true Araucana breed and have hatched eggs from several different breeders and only hatched 2 chicks with double tufts and unfortunately both died after about a week. My question is there a possiblity to hatch tufted chicks from clean-faced roos and hens or does one parent have to be tufted? Hope someone can give me some insight on this as it seems that the tufted birds are somewhat of a rarity. Maybe it depends greatly on the bloodline?
  2. Bantimna

    Bantimna Songster

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
  3. cashdl

    cashdl Songster

    Nov 25, 2008
    I second bantimna's post. Ann has an awesome website and under the heading information it tells you a lot of stuff to look for in buying chicks and eggs.

    You can't get tufted chicks from non tufted parents unless 1 parent has internal tufts, and that is so rare that I would never count on it.

    Tufted chicks seem to me to be just a tad bit more delicate that non tufted chicks. If any of my chicks die from seemingly no reason, it is always the tufted chicks. So agravating.

    So check out araucanasonline website. The pictures are beautiful and she has videos that are very informative.

  4. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Songster

    as it seems that the tufted birds are somewhat of a rarity

    If breeding stock is bred right, tufted chicks are just as thrifty as none tufted chicks from my experience with them. matching the right breeders up will result in wonderful tufted chicks.. In working on our LF lavender araucana, we have had no issues getting and keeping good tufted large fowl Lavender chicks.. sweet.... [​IMG] [​IMG]

    But definitely check out Anne's site to, she does have some good info there..​
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2010
  5. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

    Jun 27, 2008
    West Central Ohio
    Doesn't two doses of the tufted gene make a lethal gene? which is why you have to use a tufted to non-tufted parent? or am I thinking of the gene causing the rumplessness?
  6. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    You are correct. 2 doses of the tufted gene is lethal. Rumplessness is not lethal, but does also present it's own challenges sometimes.

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