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The SOP for this particular chicken is crazy difficult. So requirements above and beyond color is: double tufted, willow leg, except white, rump less, hens must lay blue eggs. Then if that is not difficult enough you have the killer gene so hatching % is low. Whew! No wonder they are hard to find. Lol

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Lyon Oak Farms ~~ English Lavender Orpingtons, Black Copper Marans, BBR Araucanas, Rhode Island Reds, Ayam Cemani, Appenzeller Spitzhauben & Lola our flock protector aka French mastiff and Oliver the cat 

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Originally Posted by Sassyhens1 View Post

The SOP for this particular chicken is crazy difficult. So requirements above and beyond color is: double tufted, willow leg, except white, rump less, hens must lay blue eggs. Then if that is not difficult enough you have the killer gene so hatching % is low. Whew! No wonder they are hard to find. Lol

No, no wonder they are given up,  too much hatching, too many culls and if you grow them out too much waiste of feed and space to get just a few.  Oh, and by the way they do not produce 50% true (double tufted rumpless) but the APA accepted them anyways.  The clean face rumpless ones can not be shown and they do produce 50% true.  


Edited by Shaffer - 1/22/16 at 7:38am

Created my own pure strain of Lavender Ameraucna LF, Araucana LF, and Orpington LF.  May have been the first from a pair of birds I bought in Indiana between 2005 or 2006.  They were neither Orpingtons or Araucanas but were considered EE's at the time.  Created from a lavender male and a black split female that layed green eggs.  

 

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Created my own pure strain of Lavender Ameraucna LF, Araucana LF, and Orpington LF.  May have been the first from a pair of birds I bought in Indiana between 2005 or 2006.  They were neither Orpingtons or Araucanas but were considered EE's at the time.  Created from a lavender male and a black split female that layed green eggs.  

 

I am not associated with Schafer's Farms

True success is...

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No, no wonder they are given up,  too much hatching, too many culls and if you grow them out too much waiste of feed and space to get just a few.  Oh, and by the way they do not produce 50% true (double tufted rumpless) but the APA accepted them anyways.  The clean face rumpless ones can not be shown and they do produce 50% true.  

 

Pulled this from a conversation on the Ameraucana thread, thought it may be helpful.

 

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If both parents have the tufts gene, 25% of the chicks will die in the shell.  Only a bird with tufts carries the tufted gene.  If both parents are tufted  50% of the chicks will be tufted 25% dead in shell and 25% non-tufted. If only one parent is tufted you will get 50% tufted and 50% clean faced. This mean you will have tufted and not tufted in your flock. 

 

Good luck! I love Araucanas and do plan on having them in the future. There are a few breeders I am on the mailing list for:

http://www.skyblueegg.com/

http://www.cashsblueeggs.com/

 

Definitely some good reading on both of them.

 

And I agree with what someone said earlier. It is worth it to invest in a rooster that is as close to perfect as possible.

 

Again, Good luck!

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White & Buff Ameraucanas, & also Bantam Lavender/Self Blue Ameraucanas
 

2 kids, 1 cat, and lots of chickens (mostly Ameraucanas)

 

 

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Every day is a gift... enjoy it...

 
White & Buff Ameraucanas, & also Bantam Lavender/Self Blue Ameraucanas
 

2 kids, 1 cat, and lots of chickens (mostly Ameraucanas)

 

 

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