Ameraucana, Araucana, or Easter Egger?
EGG WELL FARM·MONDAY, MAY 9, 2016
We have Ameraucanas, white, Lavender, Black, and Blues, you may be interested to know Ameraucana is not an Easter Egger. They are a rare and a pure breed recognized by the APA. The Easter Egger is not a pure breed and isn't recognized by the APA. We no longer sell the Easter Eggers, of which both lay greenish blue eggs. There are only 3 breeds or mixed breed of chickens that lay colored eggs other than the typical white and various shades of browns. There are a very few recognized breeds that lay greenish blue eggs; the Ameraucana, Cream Legbar, and the Araucana. The other known as the Easter Egger Chicken, is not a recognized breed, but rather a cross between any other chicken and either an Ameraucana or an Araucana and sometimes lay a variety of colored eggs, which is how they come to be called Easter Eggers. True Ameraucana & Araucana chickens are in fact rare.
Araucana’s originally come from Chile and were introduced to North America around 1921 and were standardized and accepted into American Poultry Association (APA) in 1976. They do not do well in cold climates and are quite rare. Araucana’s are rumples (no or little tail fe