Araucana Chickens

Araucana

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Mrs K.Simpkin
Tal-ylCefn, Uchaf, Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr, Corwen,
LL21 9UW
UK

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History

The Araucana Chickens was produced in South America by the interbreeding of the Mediterranean breeds from Spain crossing with the native breeds. The Araucana Chickens originated from the province of Arauca in Chile. They were developed to make lavender and other coloured birds in Scotland in ther 1930's by George Malcolm their original spelling being Aracuna. Other birds arrived via soldiers returning and according to the book 'Stairway to the Breeds' from a shipwreck in the Orkneys. The birds are unique in that the blue green colouring permeates the shell rather than having a white inner layer.

Characteristics

There is a Rumpless variety of Araucana Chickens that have unique 'ear tufts' and lacks a 'parsons nose' hence the tail just falls down instead of being held aloft.

Long deep bodied birds with tail and sickles carried at 45 degrees. Small pea comb face covered with thickmuffling with no wattles. Compact crest. Various colours; white; lavender; blue; black-red; silver duckwing; golden duckwing; blue-red; pyle; spangled; cuckoo; black etc.

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Purpose

Egg layer

Classification

Light / Soft feather

Origin

Chile

Egg Color

Blue or green

Egg Numbers

180 per annum


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