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Araucana Chicken Breed Profile and Characteristics

Araucana Chicken Breed Profile and Characteristics

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The Araucana is a breed of domestic chicken from Chile. Its name derives from the Araucanía region of Chile where it is believed to have originated. It lays blue-shelled eggs, one of the very few breeds that do so. Breed standards for the Araucana vary from country to country. It may have unusual tufts of feathers on the ears, and may rumpless, without a tail and tailbone; in the United States, it may, for this reason, be known as the South American Rumpless. Both ear tufts and rumplessness are caused by lethal genes, so not all birds display these traits. The Ameraucana breed and "easter egger" hybrids of the United States, which also lay blue or green eggs, both derive from the Araucana. The trait of laying blue or greenish eggs persisted and now breeders are attempting to stan...