When should Ameraucana develop muff and beard

ncCHICKS

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Oct 5, 2008
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I bought a 7 week old, and both parents had muff and beard. Did I get jipped *all he has is Ameracaunas* or what, mine doesn't have either muff or beard
 

klf73

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You would see them by now, I can tell at hatch when they dry if they will have muffs and beard. I have some clean faced also that I know were true ameraucana. Some just come out clean faced
but I don't think you should use this to breed if that is what you intend. I am just keeping mine for the pretty eggs, not to hatch her eggs because she is clean faced. If you post a pic we should be able to let you know if it is a proper ameraucana color.
 

ncCHICKS

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11 Years
Oct 5, 2008
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I just have them for the joy of them. I have a dominique, RIR, and her. All hens, just eggs, no need for roos here


Maybe I didn't look good,

DOES ANYONE HAVE PICS OF YOUNG ONES AROUND 6-10 WEEKS
 

jed1154

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Arent those Araucanas and not Ameraucanas?
 
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BeardedChick

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Yep - definitely Ameraucanas.

The only thing I don't like about mine is they are real easter bunnies - they usually hide their eggs somewhere in the free range yard. I have noooo idea where & rarely get to eat blue eggs. Boo hoo! Blue is my favorite!!
 

jed1154

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No, Araucanas are rumpless/tailless

gotcha. I was mistaken. I dont have any yet, but i thought the ones in the pics didnt have much of a tail. However, after seeing closeups of Araucanas i see that they have abosolutely no tail whatsoever.
 

BeardedChick

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I think Ameraucanas can display the rumpless characteristic. My neighbor has some that are rumpless.

My other pullets (Delaware and Faverolle) that were the same age as those in the pix had the same amount of tail feathers.

They all have regular old chicken-looking tail feathers now that they are older.
 

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