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Ameraucanas

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Ameraucanas Chickens For Sale 

Ameraucana

The Ameraucana breed was derived from blue egg-laying chickens, but they do not have the breeding problems inherent to Araucanas. In addition, rather than ear tufts, they have muffs and a beard, and are very hardy and sweet. They lay eggs in shades of blue, and even have blue (or “slate”) legs. Less rare than Araucanas, they are still quite rare and only available through breeders at this time.

They should not be confused with Easter Eggers, which can lay blue and green eggs, and do not conform to any breed standard. However, many hatcheries continue to call their Easter Eggers “Americanas” (and other various misspellings). If you are interested in showing your birds, make sure that you have true Ameraucana or Araucana.

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Ameraucanas

Ameraucanas were recognized by the American standard of perfection in 1984. They come in the following colors: black, blue, blue wheaten, brown red, buff, silver, wheaten, and white. They are moderate sized chickens, fully bearded and muffed. They lay medium sized blue eggs, and have a full tail, unlike their Araucana cousins. They are most often confused with Easter Eggers, which can sometimes look very similar. They are docile birds, and also have a bantam counterpart.

Are Ameraucanas good egg layers?

Ameraucana chickens are reliable egg layers that can be depended on to lay well throughout much of the year. While they do not lay as many eggs as some breeds that have been bred solely for egg production, they do produce consistently

Are Ameraucanas cold hardy?

Here are the top five most cold hardy chicken breeds: Ameraucana – Ameraucanas have small pea combs making them resistant to frostbite on the comb–however after their first year, they don’t tend to lay especially well in cold winter areas. … It lays well in cold weather, too!

Ameraucana chicken is an independent chicken that likes nothing better than to free range and find her own food. However they will tolerate being kept in a pen.

These lovely birds are upbeat and love investigating new things.

Ameraucanas are well suited to family life and will tolerate small children and enjoy communing with their humans. However they do not necessarily enjoy being picked up and held.

Of course the biggest talking point about these chickens is their blue eggs. They are quite decent layers averaging about 3-4 eggs per week.

They can tolerate a wide range of climates and are especially suited to the cold having only a pea comb which rarely gets frostbite.

This breed comes in a variety of colors and their beards and muffs give them a very nice appearance.

Ameraucana Chicken
Beginner Friendly: Yes.
Lifespan: 7-8 years.
Weight: 5-7lb.
Color: Varied.
Egg Production: 3-4 per week.
Egg Color: Light blue.
Known For Broodiness: No.
Good With Children: Yes.
Cost of Chicken: $18+ chick.

Why We Love This Breed

Pros:

  • The Ameraucana is a great option for those looking for a friendly egg laying chicken.
  • Because of their pea comb they can tolerate cold temperatures well.
  • Their blue eggs are very popular.
  • Ameraucanas are a rare chicken and will turn heads.
  • They are very docile and sweet.

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