So I went to buy ONE, and....

92Pony

Songster
9 Years
Mar 1, 2010
159
4
111
South Carolina
...came home with 4 more! I went on Monday to buy a roo, and the lady who was selling him said she had 4 chicks that needed a home for free if I wanted them. We all know how dang cute and irresistible they are, so.......







I think she said that these were hatched by a game hen. Anyone think they could be game/Araucana crosses?

And here's the roo I got (maybe the Dad?);




Wade
 
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92Pony

Songster
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4
111
South Carolina
BTW, those pics of them in the food scoop were in the first 5min they were in the brooder box. I shortly thereafter got a little feeder in there - they've adopted that scoop as their sleeping quarters - LOL!
 

Illia

Crazy for Colors
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Beautiful rooster, but he's not an Araucana. And super cute chicks!



(Araucanas don't have tails or beards or gray legs)
 

Kaeta44

Chirping
8 Years
Jun 17, 2011
283
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Disagree about the roo not being an Araucana. There are 2 types - one is rumpless (no tails) and more common in America, where the Standard is rumpless. The other type have tails and tufts on the ears and chin, the females also have tufts on the top of their heads. This type is more common in UK and is the Standard here. But both types are available in both countries.

I had a very handsome Lavender Araucana rooster and still have his two lovely sisters, all acquired as eggs from a prize-winning breeder. All 3 have tails.

Your chicks are adorable!

http://muckycluckers.blogspot.com/
 

suki'smom

Songster
8 Years
Aug 4, 2011
353
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103
Central Wisconsin
Disagree about the roo not being an Araucana. There are 2 types - one is rumpless (no tails) and more common in America, where the Standard is rumpless. The other type have tails and tufts on the ears and chin, the females also have tufts on the top of their heads. This type is more common in UK and is the Standard here. But both types are available in both countries.

I had a very handsome Lavender Araucana rooster and still have his two lovely sisters, all acquired as eggs from a prize-winning breeder. All 3 have tails.

Since she is located in the US I very much doubt that is the case. It looks a lot like my EE roo but may be an Americauna. Very beautiful boy none the less. Congrats on the chicks too!​
 

92Pony

Songster
9 Years
Mar 1, 2010
159
4
111
South Carolina
suki'smom :

Disagree about the roo not being an Araucana. There are 2 types - one is rumpless (no tails) and more common in America, where the Standard is rumpless. The other type have tails and tufts on the ears and chin, the females also have tufts on the top of their heads. This type is more common in UK and is the Standard here. But both types are available in both countries.

I had a very handsome Lavender Araucana rooster and still have his two lovely sisters, all acquired as eggs from a prize-winning breeder. All 3 have tails.

Since she is located in the US I very much doubt that is the case. It looks a lot like my EE roo but may be an Americauna. Very beautiful boy none the less. Congrats on the chicks too!​

She may very-well have told me Americauna - With as often as those terms are thrown around/interchanged, I stay confused about it myself. He actually has tail feathers coming back in (you can see them when holding him close).

Does it make more sense that he's an Americauna? She said his parents were both a hatchery. In the end though, it doesn't matter to me - I do think he's a pretty handsome fella.


Thanks,


Wade​
 
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Illia

Crazy for Colors
10 Years
Oct 19, 2009
16,240
217
336
Forks, WA
Not an Ameraucana either. It's a common thing people are misinformed about. Hatcheries only sell "Easter Eggers" (not an actual breed but they can lay blue eggs) and put false claim of them being purebred Ameraucanas or Araucanas, which sadly leads to the customers saying the same.

Ameraucanas don't come in that color. He's an Easter Egger.



But you're 100% right, it doesn't matter too much as long as you love him
 

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