After tons of reaserch, I really can't find anything.
what I have found out (this is coming to something) is that araucana's have a lethal gene- read this: "The tufted gene in Araucanas is a lethal gene. Two copies of the gene cause nearly 100% mortality in offspring (usually between days 18-21 of incubation). Because no living Araucana possesses two copies of the tufted gene, breeding any two tufted birds leads to half of the resulting chicks being tufted with one copy of the gene, one quarter of the chicks being clean-faced with no copy of the gene, and one quarter of the embryos dead in the shell, having received two copies of the gene."
The thing about this is, it is probably same with the broodiness gene. (I couldn't find any info on this also because it depends on the two breeds you mixed to get the OE, since it is a hybrid.) some may be broody, some may not. I really think that you could probably get her to sit on your eggs, because the whole reason that the girls lay is to make a nest. That is why you don't need a roo to get eggs. It doesn't matter if there is a roo around, the hens want a nest
.You could also get another one of your girls to brood the eggs. They don't have to be hers. I am pretty sure that ameraucanas are medium broodiness. I hope that this makes sense to you, and good luck with your chicks! It would be awesome if you gave us an update when she starts laying Edited by peopleRanimals2 - 4/18/16 at 5:39pm