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Araucana Chicken

Overall satisfaction

3.75/5

Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)

Gender: Female

Appearance

5/5

Temperament

4/5

Hen brooding behavior

4/5

Foraging ability

3/5

Tolerance for heat

4/5

Tolerance for cold

4/5

Meat quantity

N/A

Egg quantity

4/5

Large eggs

4/5

Colorful eggs

5/5

Everyone Should Have Blue Eggs

By

United States

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Honestly the Araucana was added to my coop just for the fun of it. What's not fun about blue eggs?

I think there is some idea that colored eggs are lesser eggs and that the birds are totally novelty animals, but that's not really true. The birds are a bit larger but don't seem to be excessive eaters, range well, have laid consistently large eggs with good shell quality, and have kept up that laying and quality over a number of years. When some of my brown layers have had weakened shells, the blues did not.

I find these to be fun birds producing pretty eggs with good longevity.

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