Supposedly point of lay araucana with NO comb or wattle

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by XxMingirlxX, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi
    Recently I got an Lavender Rumpless Araucana for the blue eggs, i was told that she was point of lay and old enough to go in with my existing flock. She has been here three weeks and today I noticed that not only is her comb not red, she doesn't have one to begin with! I'm baffled so now I want to know, is this really an araucana, how old she is and why she doesn't have any comb.
    Thanks for all the great help I know ill receive.
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  2. BantamLover21

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    Are you in the United States or the UK/Australia/other country? If you're in the United States, your bird is not a purebred Araucana. Otherwise, she is probably purebred. I agree with you that she doesn't quite look point of lay yet.
     
  3. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in the north west of England, I trust the place I got her from, it's the only place in a hundred miles that does quality chickens however I have never seen a chicken before whatsoever with no comb and they have thousands of chickens so I wouldn't be surprised if there was a mix up. Next to my white stars comb (who you can kind of see in the first photo) it's hilarious!:cd
    Any suggestions would be amazing.
     
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  4. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sigh, I really want the new girls to get started laying so any help would be great. My usual great layer is molting, my ex battery is having a break because of darker hours so I don't get eggs most days.
    I WILL NOT GO TO STOREBOUGHT
     
  5. Mountain Peeps

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  6. K Spot

    K Spot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since you are in the UK, she appears to be a purebred Ara, however Ara's don't really grow wattles due to them having a beard. They also have pea combs, so won't grow an extravagant comb like a Leghorn would,

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    I'd also hazard a guess your pullet is a couple of months off laying.
     
  7. Wyandottes7

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    She looks like a purebred English-type Araucana, which have tails.
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on that.
     
  9. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! She's supposed to be twenty weeks, I have never have Araucanas before so was just curious why she had no comb what so ever.
     
  10. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So after all of that, how old do you think she is, and how long till she lays beautiful blue eggs!
     

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