Araucanas, Ameraucanas and Easter Egg Chickens

I don't have any purebred Araucanas. These rumpless (tail-less) and ear-tufted birds from South America are very hard to find. They are known for laying blue eggs. Most of the so-called Araucanas in the US are mixes that carry some of the original genes and lay variously colored eggs: blue, green, or pinkish. These birds are sometimes (and more honestly) sold as Easter Egg chickens. They come in white and many other colors. The American Poultry Association also recognizes a bird called the Ameraucana, which lays colored eggs and has muffs and a beard, not ear tufts, and comes in standardized color varieties. The Araucana and Ameraucana also come in a bantam form. And if you want to get even more confused, look at the (probably ancestral) Rapanui. And for more info try: Araucana, Ameraucana or Easter Egger (Olive Egger, Rainbow Layer): What's the difference?

Due to the large number of images, I have divided this page into four parts; a page each for

True Araucanas,


Easter Egg Chickens

and a separate page for


And now I have added a fifth page for egg color charts.

And this is not to mention the UK version of the breed, which is found at the bottom of this page. The UK standard calls for a bird that is like an Ameraucana with a small crest.

Breed clubs:

Araucana Club of America
Fritz and Joyce Ludwig
207 Pickens Dr
Pendleton, SC 29670
Here's their facebook page

Canadian Araucana Society

The Araucana Club of Great Britain
Amanda Rowe
217 King Cross Road
Halifax, West Yorkshire HX1 3JL
Tel: 01535 645083

The Araucana Breeders Group of Australia
Ms Gail Barlow
Phone: 0412 492 299

The Crested Breeds Club of Australia

Araucana Links:

Ameraucana bantams Facebook page

Palm Beach County Poultry Fanciers Association's pages on Araucanas and Ameraucanas

Araucana chickens - a blue egg layer at Kintaline Farm Poultry and Waterfowl Centre

Brown Egg Blue Egg has a couple Araucana pages

Lavendar Araucanas are available at Durham Hens.

Araucanas at By Hook or Chook

Fertile Araucana hatching eggs, in the UK

You'll find True Araucana bantams at Indigo Egg

Bantam and Large Fowl Ameraucanas at

Large Araucanas, Buff Ameraucana bantams and Easter Eggers at Hinkjc's Mountain Poultry

Ameraucanas at Whitmore Farm

White Ameraucanas at Sterling Center Farm

South Yeo Farm East has Lavender Araucanas

Ameraucanas at H and H Poultry

Bob's Biddies has Ameraucanas

Terrapin Creek Farm has Ameraucanas

White Araucana bantams at Horstman's Poultry

You can get Blue and Black Ameraucanas and true Araucanas from Chicken Scratch Poultry.

Keep or Cull - The Truth about Ameraucanas

Ameraucanas at Coosa Valley Hatchery

I didn't know where to put these other versions of the Araucana, so I left them here.

And here's "Turkey Lurkey," Ron and Barbara's Araucana hen of New Zealand breeding
Photo courtesy of Barbara Johnson

A Cuckoo Araucana male from the UK
Photo courtesy of Robert Stephenson

A flock of Araucanas, and a shot of the cockerel, of Australian breeding
Photos courtesy of John Van Der Zweep

Araucana cockerels from the UK
Photos courtesy of Robert Stephenson

Arauncana hens from the UK
Photos courtesy of Robert Stephenson

A pair of Lavender Araucanas from the UK
Photo courtesy of Kilbourne Deerhounds

A Crele Araucana bantam cockerel
Photo courtesy of Rupert Stephenson

More Araucanas from the UK -- a Lavender female and a White male
Photos courtesy of Helena Gardner

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