- Black Ameraucana Chicken
Large fowl black Ameraucanas are the most popular APA recognized variety and generally the most winning variety at poultry shows. They have what the judges are looking for and also what many poultry enthusiasts want in a backyard chicken. The black Ameraucanas at Cackle Hatchery® are bred to produce the bluest egg shells possible…the natural light pastel blue color. Large fowl black Ameraucanas were created by John W Blehm, of Michigan, and our seed stock came from him in 2014
Newbie Note: There are some white feathers in their 1st and 2nd stage feathering which is normal but by the 6th month they are solid black feathers.
NOTE: our sexors have a hard time determining the gender of the ameraucana and their vent sexing on this breed is about 80% accurate on the average and well below the normal average of 90% accurate on other breeds. Please take this into consideration when ordering females”
Black Ameraucana Projected Availability
PLEASE NOTE: This availability chart is updated periodically and does not reflect the availability of in-store poultry and does not represent a guarantee of shipping date.
We hatch/ship February - September of each season. See Calendar.
We schedule all orders to ship ASAP when the entire order is available. If you would like to delay your order, you can specify your delay date at checkout.
There is an additional small order fee ($20) charged for orders of only 3-14 poultry. We do not ship less than 3 poultry.
- Poultry Show Class: All Other Standard Breeds Class
- Weights - Hen -------5 1/2 lbs Rooster----6 1/2 lb
Pullet------4 1/2 lbs Cockerel---5 1/2 lbs
- Purpose and Type: Egg Laying, colorful natural eggs and ornamental; Production
- Egg Shell Color - Green or Blue
- Egg Production - 180-200 eggs per year (*estimates only, see FAQ)
- Egg Size: Medium-Large
- Temperament: Active/Flighty
- Gender Accuracy: 75-80%
- Fertility Percentage: 65-80%
- Broody: Non Setter
- Mating Ratio: 12 Females to 1 Male
- Roost Height: 4+ feet
- Country of Origin -United States
- APA: Yes, Recognized by the American Standard of Perfection in 1984.
- ALBC: Not Listed
- Breeder Farm Source: “ Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm” Developing our bloodline or strain of production type Black Ameraucanas since 2015.
Sweetest dispositions Review by Terresa
One female is only 5 weeks old and comes to be pet every time I walk into the brooding coop. She perches on your fingers without even thinking of leaving :-) (Posted on 4/12/2019)
Black ameraucana Review by Love my hen!
Ordered straight run and got one hen. She is priceless!! Lays large beautiful blue eggs. She’s very vocal, comes up and asks for feed every morning. I’ll be ordering 3 more! (Posted on 4/6/2019)
Great birds but not standard Review by Eva
Great birds. Develop slow but lay beautiful bright blue eggs at around 7-8 months of age. A few of them do not look like the others. One didn’t develop beard and muffs, the other had black eyes... hoping Cackle works on the standard SOP breeding so they can charge the full price. Birds are lovely and healthy regardless, thy just can’t be used for showing. (Posted on 1/12/2019)
Friendliest Review by Katie
My black Ameraucana girls just started laying beautiful blue eggs. They started laying later than the rest, but the eggs are a beautiful shade of blue. It was well worth the wait as these girls are by far the friendliest in my flock. (Posted on 1/30/2018)
Love Them Review by Becky
Very beautiful birds, healthy, and very friendly. They start out laying large blue eggs, no small starters lol.. I can't wait to order more! (Posted on 11/15/2017)
In love Review by Charlene
My black Ameraucanas are 16 weeks old and they are lovely and tame. They do well in the coop all day and are great foragers when we let them out in the afternoon. I ordered all my chicks from you because I specifically wanted these birds so much. I can't wait til they start laying, but I know I need to be patient. My leghorns' combs are reddening up already, so at least I will have white eggs while I wait. I can't wait to see the blue egg color. Thank you for these splendid, gorgeous birds. Their beards are so fluffy, to die for! (Posted on 11/12/2017)
All girls Review by Sheri
I just want pullets, all girls, no boys. (Posted on 4/27/2016)
Amazing birds Review by Saige
These birds are beautiful and produce lots of eggs. These are some of my favorite ckickens☺ (Posted on 4/3/2016)
New offering of True strain black Ameraucanas. When will you be able to offer the option to purchase day old pullets instead of only straight run. This will be a HUGE advantage for you compared to the other commercial hatcheries. Thanks so much! Review by Chris Newton of Canterbury, CT
I am SOO excited to see you as one of the only commercial hatcheries offering the true strain black Ameraucanas. When will you be able to start offering sexed black day old pullets instead of straight run. This would really differiniate you all by providing this option from the rest. They will need to be vent sexed, but because they are slow growing you cannot tell the pullets from the cockerels until about 4-5 months. Will you be able to offer sexed day old pullets next season please???? :) (Posted on 1/29/2016)
Smith Family Review by Julia Missouri July 2012
Liked you chicken YouTube videos (Posted on 1/14/2016)