What color eggs do Araucanas lay?

What color eggs do Araucanas lay?

Bantam Araucanas lay amazingly large eggs. Araucana eggs are blue, a very pretty blue, but not as blue as robin eggs. Different hens lay different hues of blue but older hens lay lighter blue eggs than when they were pullets.

What breeds of chickens lay blue eggs?

In fact there are only eight breeds that are capable of laying blue eggs.

  • Cream Legbar.
  • Arkansas Blue.
  • Lushi.
  • Dongxiang.
  • Whiting True Blue.
  • Araucana.
  • Ameraucana.
  • Easter Egger.

Do Araucana eggs taste different?

The novelty of the eggs is limited primarily to their color: the taste doesn’t differ noticeably from the regular free-range eggs more commonly found at the market. Still, they’re undeniably pretty and, more importantly, are absolutely delicious.

Are Araucana hens good layers?

They are prolific layers for a rare breed and are usually in lay by 20 – 24 weeks of age. They will often lay throughout the winter months.

Are Araucana chickens rare?

Because of the rarity of this breed, the Araucana is hard to come by in the United States. Many hatcheries have chosen not to breed them due to hatch rate issues that are caused by genetics.

How much do Araucana chickens cost?

For a true, purebred Ameraucana, you are looking at about $20-$25 for a hen and slightly less for a rooster, roughly $18. These prices also depend on the breeder, the color and lineage of the chicken, and availability.

Do all Araucanas lay blue eggs?

The Araucana lays around 250 blue eggs per year. Some Araucanas are rumpless (have no tail) and have distinguishable tufts of feathers that grow from their neck area. They all have a pea comb and no wattles. They come in multiple colour varieties: black, white, lavender, splash and cuckoo.

Why are Araucana eggs blue?

The blue color is caused by insertion of a retrovirus into the chicken genome, which activates a gene involved in the production of blue eggs. The Araucana, a chicken breed from Chile, and Dongxiang and Lushi chickens in China lay blue eggs.

What is Araucana eggs?

The Araucana (Spanish: Gallina Mapuche) is a breed of domestic chicken from Chile. Its name derives from the Araucanía region of Chile where it is believed to have originated. It lays blue-shelled eggs, one of very few breeds that do so.

What is the difference between Araucana and Ameraucana chickens?

Ameraucanas have beards AND muffs, Araucanas can have ear tufts. While Ameraucanas are more common in the United States than Araucanas, they are available primarily through reputable breeders. If you are in the market for Ameraucanas and see an advertisement for “Americanas,” be forewarned: there is no such breed.

What are Bluebell Araucana eggs?

When do Araucana chickens start laying eggs?

milleryardchx. I have two BR that lay everyday rain or shine for almost two months now when i got them a 6 month old gals.

  • Heidi. I have an ameraucana and she’s 26 weeks old and has yet to lay me an egg.
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  • Where to buy Araucana chickens?

    Poultry Show Class: All Other Standard Breeds

  • Weights: Hen — 4 lbs Rooster — 5 lbs Pullet — 3½ lbs Cockerel — 4 lbs
  • Purpose and Type: Dual (meat and eggs); Exhibition
  • Egg Shell Color: Pale blue
  • Egg Production: Good (180-260/year)
  • Egg Size: Medium
  • Temperament: Docile
  • Hatch Rate: 25-55%
  • Broody: Setters
  • Mating Ratio: 4 Females to 1 Male
  • Where to buy Araucana chicks?

    – Shipping with United States Postal Service ONLY. – Shipments may vary if extreme temperatures. – Local delivery is available. – NOT OFFERED: International shipments of live birds are not offered due to unpredictable quarantine regulations.