One of the characteristics of the breeds of chickens “Araucana” is incredible turquoise eggs. This shade appears due to the breakdown of hemoglobin in the bile. There is a breed obtained as a result of crossing the “Araucan” and the hens carrying brown eggs. As a result, chickens are hatched, whose eggs have a rich green hue.
If the hens carrying brown eggs cross with chickens, carrying eggs of white color, then as a result a breed is obtained which is carried by blue eggs. The breed was bred for a long time in America, and the name received in honor of the Indian tribe. It was from the New Land that it was brought to Europe.
Roosters are often grown for fights, the absence of a tail is perceived as a dignity, it does not interfere in combat. Male differs mobility, light skeleton, and original appearance adds peculiar feature. A dwarf variety of this breed is also found.
The breed is very hardy and can be outdoors for a long time, they can be kept in open pens. Chickens are good laying hens and produce about 150 eggs each year. This indicator is above average. Poultry meat is tastier and more tender than meat of other breeds.
Birds have a small weight, mature cocks reach a weight of 2 kg, and the chickens weigh an average of 1.5 kg. The instinct of hatching eggs is practically lost, reproduction takes place in an incubator way. The head of the specimens is small, the beak is small and slightly curved. Eyes red with an orange tinge. The crest of a small size, protruding upwards.
The chicken is low, the height of the legs is medium without plumage. Plumage throughout the body is dense, depending on one or another kind of chicken of this breed. The color of feathers resembles the color of a wild bird and is mostly black, white and golden. The feathers are evenly distributed among the cocks on the back of a considerable number of long thin feathers, which beautifully hang to the bottom.
The nature of birds is flexible, they easily come into contact with people. Cocks still have a tendency to fights. Chickens are hardy and adapt quickly to a drop in temperature. This breed does not require special care, it is sufficient to choose the right and high-quality feed, monitor the presence of water and change the litter in time. It is necessary to keep birds in appropriate sanitary conditions. Chickens start to produce eggs early, quickly ripen.
The tail of the bird is short, sometimes it is even pruned. The short tail is inherited. From the lobes of the hens, rather long feathers protrude, which further distinguishes this breed. The breed of the English type has a tail and a crest. This breed has several varieties, which are characterized by different signs. There are chickens, in which feathers protrude from both sides of the head, are symmetrically located on both sides. There are individuals who also have a beard with this plumage. You can meet chickens, who have only a beard.
Coloring the feathers of this breed often has an unusual tide. One of the most common colors is the wild color of a bird. The rooster of this color has brown feathers on the neck and back, in some places they turn into a brick shade. The feathers have a black strip in the center. The chest of the cock and its stomach are covered with black feathers. Chickens of this type have a golden hue on the head and neck, and on the chest feathers have a pink gleam. There are chickens with feathers of silver color on their necks.
Some individuals do not have a distinct, pronounced black streak along the feathers. An unusual representative of this breed is the blue hen. In places, feathers acquire a bright and rich color, especially in cocks. Perhaps a combination in the color of blue and red, a golden hue in the neck.
The breed of chickens “Araucana”