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Chicken Picture

CAPTION: Araucana/Americana Hen

Araucanas and Ameraucanas are also called the "Easter Egg Chicken" because they lay eggs with green- and blue-tinted shells! Araucanas are the "true breed", originating in South America, and Ameraucanas are Araucanas that have been cross-bred with other breeds of chicken but retain the unique coloring of the egg shell. (This particular hen lays eggs with a beautiful light blue-green colored shell.)