What colour is this?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chantecler, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. chantecler

    chantecler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know what colour my Araucana rooster would be??

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    Thanks!!
     
  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    The color I think is Blue Wheaten..

    Chris
     
  3. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    Blue red or wheaten.. Probably a wheaten since the red is so light, but that may be just the flash from the camera?
     
  4. chantecler

    chantecler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys!!

    His upper bode is organy- rusty- red ... if that's a colour???
    How red does it have to be, to be considered red.
    What is the definition of wheaten colour?

    thanks N:)
     
  5. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

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    Yep, looks blue wheaten to me. Pretty guy!
     
  6. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    http://www.bantychicken.com/cgi-bin...e&album=33&id=52&albumname=Black Breasted Red BBred OEGB [​IMG].

    Wheaten OEGB: http://www.bantychicken.com/cgi-bin/OEGBCA/mods/usergallery/index.cgi?action=showpicture&album=4&id=25&albumname=Wheaten

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    thing to remember- Wheaten orange-lightish red. BBreds can get lightish red but there are still differences, and i believe they should be a dark deep "wine" red without the lemon hackle (yellowish tint at the bottom of the hackle) but have seen people do fine with both.
     
  7. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The color on wheatens remind me of pumpkins [​IMG] Both the red and the yellowy-orange colors are just so pretty!
     
  8. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    We've been calling them blue reds here. I guess they do fit blue wheaton pretty well. Very pretty!
     
  9. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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    where did you get him do you have pure araucanas ? i live in NS i have been looking for some [​IMG]
     
  10. chantecler

    chantecler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HI All
    Thanks so much for the information!!!
    Well from the descriptions you have all given, I think he is more wheaten than red.
    I love the pumpkin description- LOL:lol:

    call ducks- I got him in Hampton NB. Yes he is pure Araucana. I have two roos and 5 hens. I tried breeding them this year and managed 2 chicks.... sigh... I will try again in the spring.
    I know there is a lady on the Island that has some on occasion.
    I'll send you a PM with contact info.

    N:)

    You guys are great!
     

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