What exactly have I bought today?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DragonFeather, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. DragonFeather

    DragonFeather New Egg

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    Hello everyone!

    I went out today simply to buy some isas to start a small laying flock to work alongside plans for purebred flocks, and i spotted (and fell in love with this big silvery rooster. at 35 for him and his girlfriend i decided they'd look pretty at home so they came with me too! They were sold to me as aracuanas but they dont match any descriptions of them. Help?? There's a public album of them and the isas below.

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151313741671111


    Many thanks!
     
  2. allmychickens

    allmychickens Just'a small town girl

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    photo didnt work...
     
  3. DragonFeather

    DragonFeather New Egg

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    I didnt insert a photo. i shoudl have inserted a link to an album of photos. *sigh* silly computers shall add pictures below!

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    Rooster on left, female on right
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  4. DragonFeather

    DragonFeather New Egg

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    Further googleing suggests maybe lavender araucana??
     
  5. miss heny

    miss heny Genetic Expert in learning Premium Member

    no way araucana, they are rumpless and has tufts, pea combs and no crest, my bet is a mutt of some kind, but i type i love [​IMG]if i were you i might try to hatch the eggs and see if they breed true, if so, i would breed for more of them, but that is me
     
  6. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What country are you in? In the USA, that would not be a lavender Araucana. But, your birds do look like UK lavender Araucanas.
     
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  7. DragonFeather

    DragonFeather New Egg

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    Rhode Runner I'm in australia so i have no clue what the original source of the birds would be or what the australlian standards for araucanas is at this point in time. it's the rumpless/etc description that had me thinking not araucana, but then there's so many pictures/etc of lavenders that look so simialr to them. They do actually have a sort of crest, but nothing fantastic haha

    I dont care either way what they are but am curious (they were sold to the seller as araucanas, and therefore sold to me as araucanas). Apparently the female was broody/starting to sit on eggs before she was sold so i do hope i get chicks miss heny!
     
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  8. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since your not in the U.S, they might be Bantam Lav. Arauacanas?
     
  9. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your birds look about right :) They are not supposed to have much of a crest.
    http://www.crestedbreeds.com/crested_breeds_araucana.html
     

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