Araucana Fertile egg (each)

$8.00

Araucana is known for its distinctive appearance and blue-green eggs. With tufts of feathers protruding from their cheeks and a small, pea-sized comb, Araucanas have a captivating charm. Renowned for their friendly demeanor and hardy nature, Araucanas make excellent additions to backyard flocks, delighting both novice and experienced chicken keepers with their colorful eggs and endearing personalities. Our current breeding group reliably produces offspring in blue, blue based lavender, splash, and black colors, with a small chance of surprise colors inherited from previous generations.

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Description

 

  • 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.

 

 

More info found on Breeds – Araucana page

 

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