About Araucana Chickens
chickens are a South American bird originally from chile. They are best known
for being the progenitor of the Ameraucana and Easter Egger. Araucanas are a
fairly rare bird due to a genetic deformity that causes many to die during
incubation. The Araucana has a beard, ear tufts, and can have a tail or not
tail. They lay a large number of eggs in various shades of light blue.
Araucanas are grouped into two categories, the
United States and the United Kingdom. The United States group describes the
Araucana as having a variety of colors, ear tufts and is tailless. The second
group which is in the United Kingdom describes them as having a beard, ear
tufts, and can have a tail. Both categories have a small pea comb.