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Ameraucana Chicken Breed Profile

Ameraucana Chicken Breed Profile

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The Ameraucana chicken is a popular American chicken breed that can seldom be found in the Philippines. Ameraucana is known for its beard and unique blue eggs. Physical Characteristics Size:  Medium and bantams Color:  The American Poultry Association (APA), recognizes the blue, black, blue wheaten, brown-red, silver, wheaten, and white varieties. Egg color:  Blue It was developed in the United States in the 1970s and derives from Araucana chickens brought from Chile. It was bred to retain the blue-egg gene but eliminate the lethal alleles of the parent breed. There are both standard-sized and bantam versions. Ameraucana is one of the breeds that has been added recently to the Standard of Perfection of APA. It was added in 1984. The name derives from “America” and “Araucana”...