Silkie and Araucana - boys or girls?

L1sa

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I currently have 4 chicks 5.5 weeks old. 3 Silkies and 1 Araucana. I reckon I've got the Silkies worked out (2 boys and 1 girl) but I just can't get the Araucana! I thought boy all along, but now I'm not so sure. Help?

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Feather Hearts

Crowing
Oct 4, 2016
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with my birds
Araucana don't have tails, is it actually an "Easter Egger"?

It's a little confusing, but I'll explain the best I can. In the UK, Australia and New Zealand, Aracaunas have a different standard to in the USA. They honestly look like different breeds here's an example.
These guys would be considered good looking birds by the NZ, Uk and Australian standard.
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The American ones are tufted and tailess:
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