rumpless chickens -purebred araucana? roos or pullets?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by spish, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    i have 3 rumpless araucana (possible crosses but not sure hence my asking, think the black is definatly a cross due to the black skin) that i just cant figure out. they are about 6-7 weeks old now.
    anyone care to hazard a guess for me?

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  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    I don't see any black skin you're talking about. If you mean leg color, ALL black chickens have black legs. It's the sole color that counts. Those look purebred to me though. [​IMG]


    The first is a Gold Duckwing cockerel

    The second is hard to tell, I need to see the body, not the head. It appears female though but it is hard to say.

    The fourth is likely a pullet but again need better photos. I'd like to see the back and the neck in detail.
     
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I thought Araucanas had willow legs. [​IMG]
     
  4. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    sorry that should say black skin on the legs and feet [​IMG]
    my bad [​IMG]

    i shall grab some better shots later but the boogers just dont keep still......
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:They do, but just like many other breeds and their need for yellow legs - Black birds most often have black legs. As long as their soles are yellow that's what counts.


    The rest there appear to have willow legs from the photos.


    White, Barred, and Splash Araucanas have yellow legs FYI [​IMG] But they're still genetically willow. It's all about plumage color affecting leg color.
     
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