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You are Here: Home -> Baby Chicks -> Standard Breed Chicks -> Colored Egg Layers -> Araucanas/Ameraucanas

Rating of 4.4 (16 reviews)
2016 Delivery Dates
Catalog Number Description 1-5 6-15 16-24 25-49 50-99 100 or more How Many
ARAC Males $2.85 $2.60 $2.42 $2.05 $1.97 $1.92
ARAP Females $4.17 $3.92 $3.86 $3.76 $3.70 $3.66
ARAS Straight Run $3.39 $3.14 $3.09 $2.98 $2.91 $2.84
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Availability Display below is for the next several hatches. This breed is available for future dates. You can pick the date during the check out process. Green: available. Blue: limited availability. Red: not available.
Quick Stats
Type: standard
Class: All Other Standard
Egg Color: green
Egg Size: large
Egg Production: excellent
Meat Production: better
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Heat Tolerance: better
Cold Tolerance: excellent
Disposition: good
Weeks to Maturity: 20
Freerange: good
Skin Color: dark
Feather Color: gray
Comb Type: pea
Likely to sit on eggs: not very likely
Bird Size: large
Exotic: yes
Leg Style: clean
Head Style: regular
Male Mature Weight: 5 lbs
Female Mature Weight: 4 lbs
ALBC Priority: study

This unusual breed gets in name from the Indian tribe of Chilie where they were first discovered.  Our chicks have some Araucana and some Ameraucana blood mixed and consequently are not for show but are beautiful chickens known for their ability to lay colored eggs of shades varying from turquoise to deep olive to shades of brown.  Each bird will typically lay a different shade of colored egg that will amaze your friends and make a wonderful "show and tell" type project for school.  Adults are of medium size with pea combs and our breeding stock are selected for their ability to produce colored eggs.  They exhibit a wonderful combination of colors and color patterns and 10 or 20 of these birds will make an absolutely beautiful laying flock that is extremely hardy and will be the talk of the town.  Baby chicks come in all colors, plain and fancy, just like the adults.  This is a unique breed and great fun to have when the colored eggs start coming.  Our chicks are recommended for egg laying color and ability, not for exhibition.  

As a reminder, to help ensure a safe arrival to you, the minimum number of chicks for each order prior to April 1st is 25. On and after April 1st, the minimum number of chicks required is 15. You can mix and match any type of baby chick in your order to reach the applicable chick minimum order. If ordering any bantams, we require a minimum of 15 bantams per order.
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Questions & Answers
What is the difference between Araucanas and Ameraucanas?
Araucana is a purebreed originating from South America. They have no tail feathers. Americanas (Ameraucanas) are a mix of Araucana and other American breeds. They do have tail feathers. Our chicks are classified as Americanas. We breed for a standard egg color and egg production.
Are these true araucanas? If they are they do not have these have tails? We are only want true aracuanas.
No, ours are Ameraucanas. We do not hatch the true Araucana breed.
Are the Araucanas that you sell true Araucana's?
Araucanas are a purebred originating from South America. They have no tail feathers. Americanas are a mix of Araucana and other American breeds. They have tail feathers. Ours would be classified as Americanas. We breed for a standard egg color and egg production.
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