Who Who? Araucana x2, Red Ancona, Maran (Wheaten?)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Catherine99, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. Catherine99

    Catherine99 Out Of The Brooder

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    We purchased 6 eggs and set them under our hen. 4 hatched. The eggs that hatched were 2 green, 1 brown and 1 white egg. 4 days old.

    Breeds: Araucana (green eggs), Red Ancona, Maran (French Wheaten). We are in Australia.[​IMG]

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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Marans have feathered legs, so the golden chick is likely at least part Marans, but has the wrong down color. The brown chick is definitely your Ancona.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed
     
  5. Catherine99

    Catherine99 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can I ask what is wrong with the down color? They were sold as pure breed eggs but they will not be show quality. As Maran is a rare breed in Australia.
     
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  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    The only accepted color for Marans in Australia that would have golden down as a chick is the Black Tailed Buff variety. Wheaten chicks are white or pale yellow with dark spots on the head, like the chick up front in this picture. I believe that one might be an wheaten Araucana, with those fluffy cheeks.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    love the little brown Ancona chick
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree.
     
  10. Catherine99

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    Aged 8 days. They don't like to stand still for photos.
     

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