The Ameraucana Although breeders have been improving the Ameraucana breed since the 1930s, when Araucana parent stock was imported to the United States from South America, the modern breed was developed in the 1970s. Breeders developed the Ameraucana to standardize a bird with the blue-egged trait of the Araucana but without its lethal allele combination. The Ameraucana breed produces fine-looking birds that have a well-spread, medium-length tail, muffs, and a relatively small pea comb. They have a somewhat stocky build, with broad heads and large eyes. The Ameraucana was first submitted to the APA in 1984. Facts Class - Standard, all other standard breeds. Bantam, all other combs, clean legged. Size- Standard Cock, 6.5 pounds. | Hen, 5.5 pounds. Bantam Cock, 30 oz. | Hen, 26 oz. Comb, Wattles & Earlobes - Pea comb; small or absent wattles; small, round earlobes. All are red. Color - Eyes are reddish brown. Beak is horn to dark horn, unless noted otherwise. Shanks are slate-colored, and bottoms of feet and toes are white, unless noted otherwise. Black - Standard black plumage, including beard and muffs; Black beak; shanks are dark slate to black, but bottoms of feet and toes are still white. 2. Blue - Standard blue plumage. 3. Blue Wheaten- Male: Plumage is predominately blue - ranging from dark blue to bluish grey - highlighted with striking orange contrasts, including light orange on head and back of neck, bright reddish orange on back, golden orange on saddle, and orange stripe on bow of wings. Female: Plumage is highlighted by wheaten shades ( tans to golden yellows) with hints of light blue on tail and wings and very light grayish blue beards and muffs. 4. Brown Red - Standard Brown-Red plumage . Beards and muffs are black. 5. Buff- Standard buff plumage. 6. Silver- Standard silver plumage. Male: Black beard and muffs. Female: Light gray beard and muffs; salmon at lower extremity of beard. 7. Wheaten- Standard Wheaten plumage. 8. White- Standard White plumage. Light horn beak. Place of origin- United States Conservation status- Not applicable Special Qualities- Lays blue eggs in various shades. That was today's breed! If this was a helpful thread please thumbs up! Thanks! I DO NOT own any of these pics. All credit goes to the owners!