Easter Egger
Other Names:
Ameraucana
Origin:
North America
Egg Color:
Blue green
Egg Size:
Medium
Avg # eggs:
220/yr
Climate:
Cold hot
Comb:
Pea
Standard Cock Size:
3.00 kg
Standard Hen Size:
2.50 kg
Bantam Cock Size:
0.85 kg
Bantam Hen Size:
0.73 kg

Easter Egger

The Ameraucana (also known as the "Easter egger") chicken breed was developed in the United States in the 1970s, stemming primarily from the Araucana breed, a tail-less bird with tufts that lays blue and green colored egg shells. The breed is known for having a calm and gentle personality and interact well with young children.

References

  1. http://www.heritagepoultry.org/learn/ameraucana.htm
  2. Ameraucana Breeders Club - http://www.ameraucana.org/standard.html
  3. http://justfowlingaround.weebly.com/breed-profiles/category/easter-eggers