What do you think? Hen or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by fancyfeathers38, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. fancyfeathers38

    fancyfeathers38 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hen or Roo?

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    Polish
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  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Both look like pullets.

    The first isn't an Araucana though. She looks more like a mix with Polish. True Araucanas have no tails at all and have tufts on their ears (no crests).
     
  3. NovaAman

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  4. Mr. Ree

    Mr. Ree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Polish would have a much larger crest at this age, they are crossed with something else. I want to say Silkie, but nothing indicates that from the pics except the crest.


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  5. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm going to guess the the OP doesn't live in the US. The does look like an araucana for them. They have tails, muffs, and some have crests.
     
  6. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:Only in the U.S. is this 100% true. The bird is indeed a Tailed Lavender Araucana.
    True Araucanas in the U.K. [for example] can come Tailed or Rumpless also they are Crested.
    http://www.araucana.org.uk/photos.html


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  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Mr. Ree :

    Polish would have a much larger crest at this age, they are crossed with something else. I want to say Silkie, but nothing indicates that from the pics except the crest.
    ~Casey

    The OP is not in the U.S.
    Other countries don't breed for over sized Crests on there crested breeds [Example Polish and Silkies]

    Chris​
     
  8. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:Only in the U.S. is this 100% true. The bird is indeed a Tailed Lavender Araucana.
    True Araucanas in the U.K. [for example] can come Tailed or Rumpless also they are Crested.
    http://www.araucana.org.uk/photos.html


    Chris

    Very interesting. Thanks for that info! [​IMG] I'll keep it in mind.
     
  9. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    both look like pullets but to end the debat for the the first one can you please post at least the region you are in please ei US UK ect thanks
     
  10. Mr. Ree

    Mr. Ree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The OP is not in the U.S.
    Other countries don't breed for over sized Crests on there crested breeds [Example Polish and Silkies]

    Chris

    I know they have different standards then here in the US, but a Polish from Europe (where the breed originated) still have much larger crests than what what these birds have. Polish also have a v-comb not a rose comb or pea comb. The first bird looks to have a small rose comb, if it were a Polish or Polish cross they comb wouldnt look like that.


    ~Casey
     

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