- Blue Ameraucana Chicken
Large fowl blue Ameracuanas are one of several color varieties of Ameraucana chickens recognized by the APA. Blue chickens are based on blacks, but with the black feathers diluted to blue by the blue gene (Bl). The feathers are a blue/gray color, but the eggs are true blue. Ideally each feather is laced with black. Cackle Hatchery® started offering blue Ameraucana day-old chicks in 2015. These are not "Easter Eggers", nor are they "Araucana"...they are the real deal! We have a limited supply of this rare variety that was created by John W Blehm.
Breeding Note: Blue chickens do not breed true and our blue to blue matings produce approximately 50% blue chicks, 25% black chicks and 25% splash chicks. We will send as many blues as we can in your order, but please also expect some black and splash Ameraucana chicks in your order.
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”
Availability Table coming soon. In the meantime, check out the Master Availability Table
PLEASE NOTE: Availability chart is updated weekly 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.
In the checkout process, please indicate in the comment section your desired hatch/ship date with desired month or ASAP.
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: Large Fowl (All Other Standard Breeds)
- Weights: Hen -------5 1/2 lbs Rooster----6 1/2 lb
Pullet------4 1/2 lbs Cockerel---5 1/2 lbs
- Purpose and Type: Laying blue eggs, pets and show; Production
- Egg Shell Color: blue shell
- 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: 9 Females to 1 Male
- Roost Height: 4+ feet
- Country of Origin: USA
- APA: Yes, Recognized by the American Standard of Perfection in 1984.
- ALBC: Not Listed
- Breeder Farm Source: Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm has been developing our bloodline/strain of production type Blue Ameraucana since 2015.
Ameraucanas Review by Patty
I received 3 Ameraucana. Very pretty hens except one ended up with severe scissor beak. I have to feed her by hand since she can’t pick up her food very well. (Posted on 11/5/2019)
Blue Americana thoughts☺ Review by Janie
These birds are beautiful I love to just watch them the only thing I can say that I wish they were friendlier they are very flighty but on the good side of that they are good preditor proof as they run for cover when they startle which if you live in the country like us that is a good thing with so many owls and hawks around us. We have not lost a bird yet of course at night they get locked in there shelter and out during the day to free range. They are just so pretty. (Posted on 11/5/2019)
Update to above review Review by Maureen
Of the 10 Ameraucana chicks we received one turned out to be a rooster. We only actually ordered 9 chicks so the extra we got was the rooster. The chicks were hatched 7/29/19. (Today is 11/5/19). So far the chickens have not layed any eggs. Hopefully soon. The color of the blues that we ordered look more like the splash which from the description on Cackle that can happen. Our chickens and even the rooster are pretty flighty- hoping that changes after they start laying. Overall we are satisfied. (Posted on 11/5/2019)
Beautiful Healthy Chicks Review by Jenny
Ordered six Blue Americauna female chicks. All arrived healthy. They're now 4 months old & gorgeous pullets ... three are blue & three are black. Hoping to get some beautiful blue eggs soon! (Posted on 11/5/2019)
Chicks arrived very healthy Review by Nanci
I ordered 3 female Americana’s and 3 female French Marans. They threw in an extra of each breed which was very nice but they were both roosters. I called to see what they could do and they told me they would do nothing for me. The person I talked to said that because they gave me extras they would do nothing. What’s the point of giving me extras if they’re roosters. (Posted on 9/29/2019)
Healthy Happy Chicks Review by Maureen
Rec’d 10 chicks one week ago today in the mail two days after hatching. Three Black, three Blue and three Splash Ameraucana Chicks. They are really energetic and appear to be very healthy babies. One of the blacks is hoping on the roost we placed in the brooder already. So cute. Thanks Cackle for your great service and care of the shipped chicks. This is the third time ordering from Cackle and have never been dissatisfied. (Posted on 6/12/2019)
Beautiful! Review by Sonia @ Bella Haga Farms
I originally ordered Lavender Ameraucanas but accepted Blue Ameraucanas and FBCMs since the Lavender weren't available. I threw that out there to say the customer service was excellent. One of the three Blues turned out to be a rooster and all three are gorgeous! The two hens lay beautiful blue eggs. (Posted on 12/31/2018)
Happy little chicks! Review by SteveWin
My chicks arrived yesterday at 7:53 am - I got a call from the post office at 7:05, he said that if I got there before the service counter opened, I could just come around to the dock in back. Less than 48 hours in transit - awesome! They came out of the box alert and energetic, they had no trouble finding and taking the food and water. One thing I did which I haven't seen anyone suggest, was to take a cup of their feed and crush it under a rolling pin. This reduced the particle size to about 1/4 of the supplied chickens crumble size. I put this in a low dish next to their main feeder with regular crumbles, they seemed to prefer the smaller pieces. I did sugar their water for the first two hours. I ordered six chicks - I'm sure that two are black and three are blue, and I think the last is a splash. They're all adorable, and they already have their own personalities! I'm handling them often - I want them to learn to accept and trust me handling them, to facilitate care in the future. The splash? fell asleep in my hand! Anyway, great job.. wonderful chicks.. I'll be back for some Salmon Favs soon! (Posted on 4/19/2018)
Chick Delivery Day Review by Chevalier
We just picked up Blue Ameraucana and Easter Egger chicks. They all came out of box bright eyes and full of energy. The chicks are runners get around from warm sugar water to the feed. All alive and well. Thank you Cackle Hatchery. (Posted on 3/31/2017)