Male Large Fowl; approx. 6.5 lbs
FemaleLarge Fowl; approx. 5.5 lbs
Male Bantam; approx. 30 ozs.
Female Bantam; approx. 26 ozs.
Ameraucana are very similar to the araucana chicken because they both have pea combs and produce blue colored eggs, although they have many differences and are completely different breeds. Ameraucana have full tails, muffs, beards, and slate black legs. The Ameraucana comes in several colors being white,black,blue, wheaton,brown and lavender. Although the ABC (Ameraucana Breeders Club) does not recognize all colors. I you have mixed or other colors that do not meet their requirements then they are considered Easter Eggers.
The Ameraucana Breeders Club defines the Easter Egg chicken, or Easter Egger, as any chicken that carries the blue egg gene, but doesn’t completely meet any breed description as defined in the APA standards. Even if a bird that carries the blue egg gene meets an APA (American Poultry Association) standard of breed description, but doesn’t meet a variety description and doesn't breed true at least 50% of the time it is described as an Easter Egg chicken. The APA's Standard of Perfection contains breed and variety descriptions of all recognized standard breed poultry in North America. This specifically means that if your bird does not meet their color requirement, it is considered an Easter Egger.
Most Easter Egg chickens are mixes or (mutts) which carry the blue egg gene. True Ameraucanas are rare and generally cannot be prchased from big hatcheries or feed stores.
When deciding on Ameraucana as your breed of choice be sure to contact a reputable breeder if being true to a breed is important to you.
I personally love the Lavender color and the tempermant with these birds. They are definately the most friendly and docile chickens we have in Ameraucana. The lavender color in Ameraucana is still in the project stage and not yet recognized by the Ameraucana breeders association (ABA) but is in the process of getting there. They will breed true but still need to be bred back to black to continue in the effort to bring these lovely birds closer to standard of breed and to better the blue egg gene of the ameraucana.