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.

Easter Egger

Easter Egger

Limited Availability
$2.65
Easter Egger Bantam

Easter Egger Bantam

Limited Availability
$4.00
Hatching Eggs - Easter Egger

Hatching Eggs - Easter Egger

Limited Availability
$9.95

Buff Ameraucana Hen
Class: All Other Breeds
Type: Large Fowl & Bantam
Size: Medium (6-7 lbs)
Rarity: Rare
Purpose: Egg-laying
Recognized Varieties: Black, Blue, Blue Wheaten, Brown Red, Buff, Silver, Wheaten, White


Egg Laying: Good (3/wk)
Egg Color: Light Blue
Egg Size: Medium


Comb Type: Pea Comb
Crested: No
Feathered Legs: No
Number of Toes: 4


Hardy In Winter: Yes
Bears Confinement: Bears confinement well
Especially Docile: Yes
Setter/Broody: No
Personality: Fun