[FONT=comic sans ms,sand]Here are some of the breeds I like to keep. The Following is curtousy of [/FONT][FONT=comic sans ms,sand]Henderson's Chicken Breed Chart[/FONT][FONT=comic sans ms,sand].[/FONT]
Black, Blue, Blue-wheaten, Brown-red, Buff, Silver, Wheaten, & White
Easter Eggers are common. Standard Ameraucanas are rare.
88%/8% (EEs/pure) 5.5 lb/2.5 kg
Large: All Other Bantam: All Other Clean Legged
PC: Not recognized
South American. May or may not be genetically related to the Araucana. In pre-Columbian Chile, there are several different blue egg-laying chicken "breeds," none called Araucana. Standardized & accepted into APA in 1984. Most hatcheries, however, sell Easter Egg chickens with mixed breeding that may lay blue, green (or other colored) eggs, but do not conform to standard.
|pea white with slate colored shanks red||good brooder very cold hardy moderately early maturing|
well adaptable to confinement or free range; mostly calm, non-aggressive
[personality of mongrel Easter Eggers is widely varied: some aloof; others very friendly & easily handled.]
The chipmunky blue-egger.