* Lavender Araucana *
Colour - Lavender
Their unrivalled egg shell colour is a lovely blue/green - turquoise colour, which is exclusive to this breed only..
Specific features are feather ear tufts, muffs and beards, they have a small feather crest and are completely absence of wattles. . with a very much reduced comb, (compared to any other breed) which is flat & small. . and once males are mature you will see that they have (or should have) three distinct lines/ridges. .
The Araucana breed lack secondary sexual characteristics. . i.e. comb, wattles or tail coverts, making them very difficult to distinguish males from females at a young age while still growing..
A lighter - medium breed originating from Chile, which can often be a little more shy than their larger cousins, but which are generally good foragers & more often than not, kept not only for their distinctly special egg colour but also for their for uniquely different looks as well. .
They do come in others colours, and we have had this breed in blue, white & black colours in the past, preferring now to keep only the very popular Lavender (grey) colour you see pictured above now, as seen above of some of our own birds kept here.
They are moderate - good layers that can be a little inconsistent at times.
Please check availability as this breed is often very limited, due to being very difficult to sex correctly!
We do our best to sex the Araucana breed, which can often take longer than any other breed, and we do our best to get this right, removing all the obvious males as they are identified, however due to the difficultly to determine their sexes correctly, while still young, we can only do our very best but we can not guarantee females and we will not take any males back and exchange them for a female later after purchase, (this is @ the buyer's risk) as on occasion we can make a mistake with the sexing and they can also change sex later down the track once they are a bit older. . We therefore offer no refunds or replacements if we get their sex wrong. .
We do have excellent purebred stock and our males are not free, they all cost the same for us to rare, Resale is an option on
Trade Me if you choose not to keep a male should you receive one mistakenly. .
So we would prefer you to buy our hatching eggs to hatch & rare your own pullets, as these more often than not, take much longer to be 100% sure on their sex than the 9 - 12 weeks old, at which we sell them with our other pullets, as this is the age that we sell our young growing birds. .
We do remove all the obvious males out of the brooders as they are identified, from approx 5 - 10 weeks old, (giving much better odds at getting females) but still seemed to end up with some customers bringing the odd male back later down the track!
Which we no longer accept due to some trouble we had with some that were returned!
So we therefore no longer take back males & replace with females. . and it is under this understanding that you purchase this specific breed, like no other!
See here for more info on our pullets.
Click on any image below for a full viewing box