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.
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)