Were they araucanas? Australian ones? :O

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by magicpigeon, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    I was at a market a few weeks ago where they were selling two birds for $10 total. I didn't pay much attention to them but took some photos of the rooster next to them. Looking at the photos now, I see there were two hens which were rumpless, had slatey-greenish legs, but no muffs. They were bantam sized and I automatically assumed since they were from a "Paddy's Market" they were not purebed. Now I'm kicking myself for not buying them, as I suspect they were araucanas! One was pure white and the other, brown with some white (almost speckled). They had smallish combs, I can't quite tell from the pic, which I am trying to upload with my phone. (samsung?).

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  2. V Comb

    V Comb Chillin' With My Peeps

    The Aussie araucana standard calls for a tail, although a rumpless one will pop up once in a while (it is also common with Aussie RIR's). But the colour description says to me that they are probably X breeds. I would love to see pics if possible :)
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA

    Often the most common colors of Araucana outside the US are Lavender and Black. I've yet to see a rumpless one in Aussie.

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