Ameraucana Chicken Breed Information (Heidi’s favorite breed)

This unusual breed is named for the Indian tribe of Chile where they were first discovered.  Our hens are a successful combination of Araucana and Ameraucana genetics. The true Araucana chicken is rumpless (tailless) , has a small curling tuft of feathers next to each ear and come in different pure color types. Ameraucana chickens have a tail, full beard and come in pure color types.

They are beautiful chickens known for their ability to lay colored eggs of shades varying from sky blue, deep olive and even shades of brown.  Each hen will typically lay a different shade of colored egg that will amaze your friends and make a wonderful "show and tell" type project for school.  Adult hens are of medium size with pea combs. They exhibit a wonderful combination of colors and color patterns and 10 or 20 of these birds will make an absolutely beautiful laying flock that is extremely hardy and will be the talk of the town.  This is a unique breed and great fun to have when the colored eggs start coming.  

Chicken Facts:

  • Weights -  Hen -------5 1/2 lbs         
                      Pullet------4 1/2  lbs                       
  • Purpose -  Egg Production, colorful natural colored eggs and ornamental
  • Egg Shell Color - Colored: Green or Blue
  • Egg Production - Prolific, 200-280 eggs per year (*estimates only)
  • Country of Origin - United States

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