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PUBLISHED: 12:35 22 December 2010 | UPDATED: 11:37 15 July 2015

Araucana (Lavender)

Araucana (Lavender)

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Famous for its coloured eggs.

Araucana (Lavender)

Origin: Chile

Classification: Light, soft feather

Size: Large fowl and bantam

Function: Layer

Egg colour: Blue or green

Temperament: Hardy, placid

The eggs of any breed with Araucana in its ancestry will take on a green/blue hue, as this is a dominant gene, and unique in that the colour goes right through the shell. Named after the Indians of Arauca province in Northern Chile, the Araucana is a placid but nonetheless active bird able to be kept both in a closed run and free-range. Colours include lavender, blue, black-red, duckwing, pyle, crele, spangled, cuckoo, black and white. All Araucanas possess muffling to the face and a neat crest, although this is not always passed on to the progeny in a consistent way.

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