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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:44 pm 
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She will leave them by herself. They will get the message pretty quickly.

She has tried wandering away when they are not looking and enjoying the freedom foraging by herself, but they called and cheeped loudly for a few hours until I gave up and reunited her with them to their delight. Now that she is broody again, all she thinks about is finding a way back to the nest and cirlcling the pen endlessly. .they sadly haven't gotten the message and still follow her and sit with her beside the pen and up to the nest. They are slightly more independent when she is placed in their sight and they go off with the other hens (RIR bantams) and scratch around.
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They should now be on chick grower and do not need her. Put her back in the main coop and house them seperately until they are old enough to eat grown up feed. By then they will have forgotten about her.

Thanks. I will try that (: It is hard because I have been trying to keep her away from the main coop because she is broody and attacks the other less dominant hens away from the nest when they want to lay.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:51 pm 
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Update at 9~10 weeks old.

I can see one is a rooster now as he is getting saddle feathers that are a pretty golden colour. He is also looking more like a rooster in his face (if that is possible haha).

The other pullet is smaller and not as tame and has no saddle feathers and a smaller comb and her wattles aren't coming through as much yet. She also has much shorter tail.
Thanks again for all your help sexing them. (:


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yep, it looks like the gender has revealed itself. thanks for the update

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yes the second one sure looks like a boy and the first a pullet.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 1:08 pm 
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Update:
Turns out everyone was spot on (thanks♡) and so were my suspicions, I have one healthy, but slightly unusual-looking cockerell and one happy and pretty pullet. {Sorry for the not very good photos of her, but she is not as tame or placid as her brother.}


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do aracanas have grey legs as well?


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The Standards require slate legs.
He is certainly not 'all Aracauna' but he is very handsome.


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Lawdy, look at the legs on them. I reckon there's a bit of gamebird of some description in their background somewhere. Her somewhat fan-like tail also suggests that, plus the very neat, tight feathers.


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sue55 wrote:
The Standards require slate legs.
He is certainly not 'all Aracauna' but he is very handsome.

Thank you (: No he has yellow legs, which is an indicator of his mixed ancestry. His sister looks more aracauna and does have slate legs albeit for a few yellow patches and no crest.
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Lawdy, look at the legs on them. I reckon there's a bit of gamebird of some description in their background somewhere. Her somewhat fan-like tail also suggests that, plus the very neat, tight feathers.

They do have big, strong legs don't they? Haha. I spoke to the lady that gave us the fertile eggs, when she came other yesterday to pick up the rooster (to breed with her hens). She told me that their mother was a blue aracauna and their father was a golden duckwing OEG..so you were spot on! She does have a fan-like tail you see in OEGs and also she has a small patch of patterned feathers that you see in duckwing OEGs, they are the same colour as her other feathers so they blend in nicely.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:16 pm 
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The rooster was busy with my purebred RIR bantams, so my broody hens tell me we are expecting some more chickens soon. I also candled the eggs and they are fertile. I can't wait to see how they turn out haha.


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Mature rooster and my broodies (don't worry, I moved them to seperate nesting boxes)..
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:17 pm 
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infoaddict wrote:
Pretty Araucana crosses. I agree with one girl and one boy. The girl will probably lay blue/green eggs as she seems to have a peacomb, but she's not pure Araucana.

Infoaddict you were right! Checked yesterday and found her first two eggs and surprised me, they are tiny and light blue, really cute and look quite a contrast to the RIR eggs.


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