Good information, only a slight correction: hens lay blue eggsWhere did you get them? Feed stores and hatcheries do NOT sell Araucanas. You can only get true Araucanas from a breeder. There is an Araucana only thread you can check out if you wish. Here is the link. https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/newestpost/288425
You can ask questions and post pics and get accurate answers as they are mostly all Araucana breeders on that thread. Araucana must be
hens lay a slate colored egg
It would be nice if the differences were that simple, but unfortunately that isn't the case. I would recommend visiting Ameraucana.org, they have a really good breakdown of the three breeds that get commonly confused.so if they lay blue eggs they are araucanas and any other color is an easter egger?
He's beautiful!the first pic is of the chick i hatched on may 2nd she (hopefull) came out of a brown egg. the second pic is of the one sold to me as an Ameraucana ( thought it was the other type but he deff said Ameraucana) but i think she is an easter egger too. oh well
the eggs to hatch were from a local backyard flock he sells his eggs for $3 a dozen and doesnt matter if your hatching or eating them, i was sold since that was my first time hatching eggs.
the older one is about 16 weeks i got her from a guy who moves poultry for big companies from the brooder barn to the laying barn and he takes and sells them once all the barns are full, i feel bad for them since they have clipped beaks =( but they are sweet girls. my 18 weeks cockeral is happy to have some females in the run. i bought 6 chicks from a chicken swap in our area and ALL 6 turned out to be roos =( so after growing up with all boys he is now happy to be the only boy with some girls now =)