The Ameraucana breed was developed from South America Aracuana stock. The Aracuana lay beautiful blue eggs but carry, what is referred to, as the “Lethal Gene”. This genetic aberration causes one half of all Aracuana chicks to die. The Ameraucana was bred to retain the blue eggs, but eliminate the lethal gene.
The Ameraucana are full size chickens, handsome and reliable layers of blue eggs in various shades. The are especially friendly and docile. They bear confinement and winter weather.If you plan to show your chickens, purchase pure bred Ameraucana. These have been bred for egg color.