Chick, Ameraucana: Bantam
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DAY OLD CHICK

Size: Bantam

Gender: Female

Ameraucana

is a breed of chicken thought to have been developed in the United States, though it is not clear exactly where they were developed (the Ameraucana Standard chicken is often classified under "All Other" as place of origin). The name is a portmanteau term of American and Araucana (a related breed). Ameraucanas come in both a large and bantam variety. Eight colors are officially recognized for poultry shows by the American Poultry Association: Black, Blue, Blue Wheaten, Brown Red, Buff, Silver, Wheaten and White. There are several project colors, including Lavender.

Characteristics

Ameraucanas are similar to Araucana chickens because both have pea combs and lay blue shelled eggs, but they are completely different breeds. Ameraucana traits include full tails, muffs, beards, and slate or black legs depending on the variety. Bantam cocks weigh 30 ounces and bantam hens weigh 26 ounces while large fowl cocks weigh 6½ pounds and large fowl hens weigh 5½ pounds. Ameraucanas are typiclly well mannered, also making good pets for children.

Weight

Weight: Females 24 oz. Males 26 oz.

Eggs

Lay colored eggs (mostly a bluish-green color).

  • Item #: HC-AmerBan

Chick, Ameraucana: Bantam

Price: $10.00
2 or more: $7.00 each
5 or more: $5.00 each
25 or more: $3.50 each
50 or more: $3.00 each
100 or more: $2.75 each
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