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#1 Posted : Thursday, February 12, 2004 6:57:10 AM
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all aracana have beards as well as feathered feet. Hens or roosters
#2 Posted : Tuesday, February 17, 2004 4:49:28 AM
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There is a pic of our Aracana/Americauna rooster on our chicken photo page if you want to compare (We aren''t risking a roo so close to the suburbs so he, though handsome, went to the local butcher)

#3 Posted : Tuesday, February 24, 2004 10:48:22 PM
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You asked if both male and female Araucanas have feathers on the side of their face. This depends on whether you are refering to pure Araucanas, Ameracanas, Easter Eggers, or a mixture. As far as the pure Araucanas, some breeders are getting away from tufts, which look like a handle-bar mustache; the ameracanas have what looks more like a full beard; the easter eggers can have a clean face, depending on breeding. But both male and female can have beards, muffs, or tufts.
#4 Posted : Tuesday, February 24, 2004 10:48:22 PM
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I am a first time Aracana owner, need to know if only rooster gets fluffy feathers on side of face or does the hen get them too?[8)]
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