|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).
Class: All Other Breeds
Egg Laying: Good (3/wk)
Suitability to Backyard Life:
AMERAUCANA Class- American, Oriental Standard & Bantam Comb Type- Pea red and small Skin/Foot Color- Skin White, Leg Blue – Green Wattles- absent Earlobes- Red and rounded Clean/Feathered Feet- Clean Number of Toes- 4 Other Physical Characteristics- Tails, Ear Muffs & Beards Egg Color- Blueish, Greenish, pale blue-green or Brown Weight- Cockle 6.5 lbs, Pullet 5.5 lbs. Bantam Cockle 30 oz, Pullet 26 oz. Conservation Study- Not applicable Cold Hardness- Great Broody/Mothering Ability- Good Brooder General Temperament- Calm and gently Additional Notes- Known for there egg color and ear muffs, they can lay eggs all year round.