Araucana

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Araucana



Araucana are most famously known as the Blue Egg Layer, also it is a good Layer and being hardy makes a good choice for the novice chicken keeper. Araucanas were initially developed in Chile in the early 1900s by a professor of animal science. He developed them from birds kept for centuries by the Arauca Indians of Chile (The Mapuche tribe). There are two types of Araucana: tailed and rumpless, The rumpless is the slightly rarer of the two, The British developed a tailed version that became standardised in 1969. The tailed variety has muffling around the face inc beards, feathered head crests and both types have a pea comb that is irregular in shape. The breed contains several colour varieties, Some of the most popular one being Lavender, cuckoo, wheaten and Black.


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  • Class:  Bantam
  • Purpose:  Laying
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