Articles from Anne

My name is Anne. I live in Bellingham, WA with my husband and two sons (ages 3 and 7 months) on 6 acres that we call "Willow Hill Farm." On our small farm we have over 50 fruit trees, a large garden, a few beef cattle, and a whole bunch of chickens. I raise ARAUCANAS. Believe it or not, most people have never seen a real Araucana. Most "Araucanas" in the U.S. are actually non-standard colored egg layers, sold by feed stores and hatcheries under the wrong name. These "Easter Egger"...
Araucana Golden Duckwing, Silver Duckwing, Black Breasted Red, AOV (Non-Standard Colors) Created by Anne Breed Information, Comments, and Experience with breed: I started raising Araucanas several years ago, after having decided that I wanted to work with a "challinging" breed. While turning out a show-quality Araucana can indeed be challenging, they are actually extremely practical birds: good layers, decent eating, good foragers, and very "family-oriented" - the hens make good mothers and...
Araucana Black, White, Blue, Golden Duckwing, Silver Duckwing, Black-Breasted Red Created by Anne Breed Information, Comments, and Experience with breed: The Araucana is a rumpless chicken which ideally should also have ear-tufts (NOT the same as the muffs & beards of Ameraucanas, as illustrated in the photos) and lay blue eggs. They come in several standardized color varieties. The Modern Araucana is the result of a cross between two South American breeds: the rumpless collonca and the...
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