Standard, Blue, Splash and Lavender/Blue

  • Originated from Chile
  • Mature weight is between 2-3.2kg
  • Fast maturing – first eggs around 5-6 month
  • Medium to large Blue to green coloured eggs, expected to lay between 180-200 per year.
  • Broodiness – Low
  • Maintenance – Low
The Araucana chicken is a distinctive breed renowned for its unique appearance and blue-green eggs. Originating from South America, particularly from the Araucania region of Chile. They come in various color varieties, including black, white, silver, and golden. They are medium-sized birds with a compact body. They are hardy and tolerate wide range of climates, considerably early maturing breed compare to most other heritage breed.

One of the most remarkable traits of Araucana chickens is their egg color. They lay eggs with shells ranging from blue to green, which are highly sought after for their novelty and aesthetic appeal. The depth of the egg colour can change depending on various factors e.g. age of the hen, season, weather and diet. Often the youngest pullets lay most impressive deep blue- green eggs and the depth of the colour gets lighter as they mature.

In addition to their unique appearance and egg color, Araucanas are known for their friendly and curious nature. They are active birds that enjoy foraging and exploring their surroundings, making them well-suited for free-range environments.

  Please see Araucana – Open Poultry Standard Australia for more info and breed standards.

Araucana egg shade colour chart

Araucana Chicks

Araucana day-old chicks can hatch in various shades of blue, light silver, and occasionally surprise with other colors resulting from previous generation breeding.

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