Discover the exquisite Black Ameraucana Chicks at Valley Hatchery, a recent addition to America’s poultry scene since the 1970s. These charming birds, recognized by the American Standard of Perfection in 1984, boast a striking evolution in plumage—from initial white feathering to a majestic solid black as they mature. Their elegance is matched by their tranquility, making them one of the quieter chicken breeds, ideal for various settings. While they exhibit a calm demeanor, they remain alert, especially around other breeds and pets.
The Black Ameraucana’s appeal extends beyond its appearance, evidenced by numerous awards in poultry shows. These chickens commence egg-laying around 6 months of age, contributing 180-200 medium to large blue eggs per year, with a minority laying light green-shaded eggs. Their resilience in colder climates is enhanced by their pea comb, adding to their adaptability.
At Valley Hatchery, we are committed to the health and well-being of our day-old Ameraucana chicks, ensuring they thrive and live an average lifespan of 7-8 years. These compact birds maintain a balanced stature, with roosters weighing about 6.5 pounds and hens approximately 5.5 pounds.
We recognize the unique challenge in sexing Black Ameraucanas, achieving about an 80% accuracy rate. It’s also important to be aware of a genetic trait in this breed: a small percentage may develop a beak alignment condition known as scissor beak/cross beak.
Your satisfaction is our top priority at Valley Hatchery. We’re dedicated to enriching your experience of raising Black Ameraucana chicks, assuring the delivery of the healthiest and happiest chicks to your home.
(This breed tends to be more difficult to sex. It is important to note we only guarantee 80% sexing guarantee on this variety.)
Valley Hatchery is a member of the Ameraucana Breeders Club, dedicated to improving Ameraucana chickens. Learn more at the club’s website.