"White" Araucana mix?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jolenejellybean, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. jolenejellybean

    jolenejellybean Out Of The Brooder

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    I received 10 Araucana chicks from the hatchery today. My experience is that the females have chipmunk stripes and the males are two toned. I wasn't sure about this "white" one. Upon closer inspection, I see it does have chipmunk stripes. They're just very pale. Anybody else see this before? What will the adult look like?

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  2. PirocaKeeper

    PirocaKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First, let me give you the bad news, you cannot buy Araucanas from a hatchery, even if they sell them under that name. Now the good news, what you have here are Easter Eggers and as such, they can be any color you can imagine. most places sell the darker ones with the stripes. But you have a bunch of beauties here. the lighter color will be spectacular when it grows older and the white one, will end up not being totally white, but will have other shades in it. So you are lucky you will end up with variety and they will all lay pretty color eggs. Good luck with your beauties.
     
  3. jolenejellybean

    jolenejellybean Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah? No kidding? Maybe that's why I said Araucana MIX in the first place. I already have these birds. I know what the are and aren't. I just wanted to know what color the white one would be when it was grown. Sheesh...
     
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  4. jolenejellybean

    jolenejellybean Out Of The Brooder

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    BTW the dark ones in the picture are partridge rocks.
     
  5. IdyllwildAcres

    IdyllwildAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    LOL, I feel ya. Everyone is so quick to call anything with colored eggs easter eggers. I went on and on with a group of them about my blue ameracauna from Meyers, which is actually a blue americauna.....(however it is spelled) I have an easter egger as well. I would be interested in seeing pics as they grow.

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  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    It will probably be a blonde and white bird, similar to this.....


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  7. jolenejellybean

    jolenejellybean Out Of The Brooder

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    Cool.
     

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