What colour should black or lavender araucana chicks be?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Pheobe_nz, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. Pheobe_nz

    Pheobe_nz Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey
    Just wondering what colour lavender black aracuana chicks should be?
    I brought some fertile purebreed eggs to hatch and first lot I got all lavender araucanas they are grey/lavender
    But then the latest that hatched today i have 1 unusal colour chick its yellow with kinda black stripe on its head
    Im kinda new to chickens but I thought if I was gonna get black ones they would be dark in colour or am I wrong?
    So what is this yellow chick
    I will take pics tommorrow and post
    But any ideas in the mean time?
    Will post about my new chicks soon too
    Thanks
    Natasha
     
  2. aalbury

    aalbury Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pictures would be good? I'm imagining partridge with your stripe description, but that can't be right.
     
  3. Pheobe_nz

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    not very clear pic sorry
    But chick has it grey spot on head and 3 or so stripes down the back in grey also
    Hard to make out in the pic
    Any ideas?
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  4. aalbury

    aalbury Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last edited: Dec 15, 2009
  5. Pheobe_nz

    Pheobe_nz Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the reply
    yeah I have been googling too and cant seem to work it out
    I had 11 arucana chicks hatch from eggs brought from same breeder in 2 seperate batches
    and all are lavender arucanas expect this one
    She is so bright yellow next to the others and with the unusal stripes and dot on its head is just gorgeous!
    Please let it be a hen so I can keep her!
    I cant wait to see how it turns out.
    Im trying to get in touch with breeder see if he might know but hes been out last 2 nights when I have called.
    Anyone else have an idea?
    Natasha
     
  6. hollyk

    hollyk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no clue, but its like looking at a Christmas present and having to wait weeks to open it. It will be fun to see what comes out of the package. What a fun surprise. I once had a chick pop out of what was supposed to all guinea eggs. I woke up to cheeping and could not imagine how in the world a guinea made it out on day 21. Turned out to be a cute chick that turned into a black chicken.[​IMG]
     

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