Information about Araucana
- Breed Purpose:
- Climate Tolerance:
- All Climates
- Egg Productivity:
- Egg Size:
- Egg Color:
- Original Blue
- Breed Temperament:
- Breed Colors/Varieties:
- Lavender, Blue, Black/Red, Silver Duckwing, Golden Duckwing, Blue/Red, Pyle, Crele, Spangled, Cuckoo, Black and White
- Breed Size:
- Large Fowl
They are a hardy, easy to look after no nonsense chicken,dependable,robust and ideal for the family environment.Their soft feathering allows them to do well in low winter temperatures and their soft fleshy head parts are very much reduced minimising the possibility of sunburn, frostbite or cuts.
Ideal for the backyard chicken keeper and for those with families with their calm and friendly personality, they are easily tamed and a real pleasure to own. Araucanas are happy free ranging or being in confinement.
Original blue eggs for at least five years
The British tailed Araucana breed is fundamentally identified by its blue egg colour, cheek muffs, beards, ear tufts, "eyebrows", small "pea" comb and crest. It is all these features in the right proportions that tell you that you have an Araucana. If any of these fundamental characteristics are missing, the bird you may be inspecting is in fact likely to be either a hybrid or a different breed.
British Tailed Araucana
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Chicken Breed Info:
Breed Purpose: Layer/Ornamental
Climate Tolerance: All
General Egg Info:
Egg Productivity: High
Egg Size: Medium
Egg Color: Blue, Olive or Green
Docile, Active, Confident, Hardy.
Breed Colors / Varieties:
Lavender, Black, Buff, White, Black & Red
Strong in all climates. High disease resistance. Beautiful plumage for coloured varieties. A docile but curious bird with the flighty ability to flee from danger but not a common flyer. Known for its blue eggs, they lay most days of the week for up to 5 years. Quick growers and tend to be neither dominant nor weak within a flock, they avoid confrontation but will easily defend themselves against other hens if need be. Generally considered a rare breed worldwide and a hen sells at a higher than average price.
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Recent User Reviews
"You must buy an Araucana!!!"
Pros - Quirky, crazy, beautiful, unique, great layer, not flighty
Cons - Can be hard to come by
I have a Lavender Araucana that has tail feathers. I really really love this breed. Our girl, Loca, is named because she is "loco" (crazy). She is just the quirkiest animal I have ever owned. She is a fantastic layer, we get 5-6 eggs a week from her and when she is not covered in mud she is a very unique and interesting looking bird. She is also not flighty whatsoever, I have never seen her try to fly. Also what amazes me is how smart she is. We put straw in their run so they can forage through it and she will pick up the straw, put it in the water, dip it and then eat it, softening it so it is easier to eat. She is a smart girl. And of course those blue/green eggs are to die for. I can absolutely recommend this breed, they are amazing chickens. Everyone should own an Araucana.
"Very friendly, good egg producer"
Pros - Friendly, docile, inquisitive, good layers of blue eggs, quiet
Cons - Sometimes their crest makes it difficult for them to see, not very danger savy, good flyers
I've had 3 BTA's - 1 lavender pullet, 1 splash roo and 1 red brown hen (both the splash and the red brown are non standard colours).
All 3 were very friendly and sweet chickens, with inquisitive demeanours. Always the first to greet my when I entered the coop, regardless of whether I had treats or not. For the most part they are a quieter bird, although I'm not sure about the roos as the roo I had, I swapped him for a hen before he ever crowed.
The pullets/hen make soft chirping sounds.
I consider their flying ability to be a con. I lost my lavender pullet to my dogs when she decided the grass was greener on the other side of the run and flew over the fence.
Their egg colour is a lovely blue.
All in all they are sweet, friendly and somewhat cheeky chickens - one of my favourite breeds and I will always have at least one in my flock.