Valley Hatchery presents the captivating Blue Ameraucana Chicks, an exquisite choice for poultry enthusiasts. Originating from the United States, this breed was developed in the 1970s from Chilean Araucana chickens. Known for their striking blue/gray plumage and unique ability to lay true blue eggs, the Blue Ameraucana stands out among other breeds for its prehistoric look and calm demeanor. This breed is perfect for urban keepers due to its quiet nature, making it ideal for residential areas.
Each Blue Ameraucana hen can lay about 180 to 200 medium to large blue eggs annually, starting around 6 months of age. Notably, a small percentage of these eggs may be light green, adding to the allure of this breed. The average mature weight for roosters is around 6½ pounds, with hens slightly lighter at approximately 5½ pounds.
The Blue Ameraucana is an APA-recognized breed, known for its adaptability to colder climates thanks to its pea comb. While they are generally friendly and good around humans and children, they can be a bit skittish around other pets and chicken breeds. This breed is also part of the All Other Standard Breeds (AOSB) Class in poultry shows.
Please be aware that blue chickens do not breed true; blue to blue matings typically result in about 50% blue chicks, 25% black, and 25% splash chicks. At Valley Hatchery, we strive to send as many blue chicks as possible, but expect a mix of these colors in your order. Additionally, sexing these birds is more challenging, with only an 80% accuracy rate. Also, about 1 in 100 chicks may develop a genetic beak issue known as scissor or cross beak, where the top and bottom beak do not align properly.
At Valley Hatchery, we are committed to offering the best online experience for purchasing baby chicks. All our chicks are bred with high health and happiness standards, backed by a live-arrival guarantee. Our Blue Ameraucana Chicks embody the perfect blend of aesthetic appeal and gentle temperament, making them an enchanting addition to any flock.
(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.