Well I have been having my araucanas since they were very young. They hatched out about in June. 2 days ago I copied the recognized Araucana varieties and decided I would take inventory of my birds. I have been having a few concerns about separating them into color varieties. I only have one blue. Its a tailed, untufted roo. The only girls I have for him are 2 americanas that have a blue color to them. So I am considering breeding out as much of the American bloodlines out as I can. I have one gorgeous Black Breasted Red roo, rumpless but untufted and one pullet for him for sure; tailed, but with tufts........possibly more ( I'll get to that soon ). I have one female buff and one female white....both rumpless, but untufted. I am thinking of putting the white with the blue roo, in the hopes that they either keep his blue and correct foot color, but get rumpless from her or if I can reproduce her colorations and obtain a white roo. And with the buff, I am thinking of putting her with a Golden Duckwing ( rumpless roo with clean face ) to possibly bring out the gold better. Anyway I have no mates for some and whatever doesn't come out desireable I can utilize in the kitchen or sell locally, but I am attracted to the breed and wanted to perfect my flock just a bit. I have a mystery roo, that I think might be a silver duckwing. I really don't know and I don't know much about posting pictures either, but its on my to do list. Now here is my biggest problem......I have several black araucana chickens. Some have rust colors mixed in their feathers and some have white streaks. I'm not sure if the ones with rust are best put with the black breasted reds. Then the ones with the white streaks......I don't know if I should put them with the Silver Duckwing......or if I should put all the primarily black birds together and say,"Whatever." The ones with the white streaks look sorta like Birchen, but that is not a recognized variety. My bird with the best tufts are in that color.