- Lavender Ameraucana Chicken
Lavender Ameraucanas are not a recognized Ameraucana color variety by the American Poultry Association, yet they are one of the most popular and sought after varieties. Cackle Hatchery® started breeding them in 2015. Large fowl lavender Ameraucanas were create by John W Blehm in 2005 and are referred to as “self blue” by some. The lavender gene (LAV) breeds true, so a lavender chicken bred to a lavender chicken will produce only lavender chicks. Blue (Bl) looks similar to lavender, but it does not breed true. The lavender variety has feather quality issues associated with it and often it causes frayed or tattered tails especially on males.
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”
These are in limited supply. You will love these baby chicks and can watch them grow up to lay beautiful blue eggs for your table.
Lavender 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: 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: No
- ALBC: Not Listed
- Breeder Farm Source: Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm has been developing our bloodline/strain of production type Lavender Ameraucana since 2015.
Love them Review by Chicken mom in Texas
The Lavendars are wonderful chickens, the rooster are very large but not aggressive like my other rooster. Very friendly and love to hang out with me when I'm in the back field with them. They free range during the day. (Posted on 10/28/2019)
Excellent choice Review by Mark
I could not be more pleased with my lavender ameraucana from cackle hatchery! All are thriving, calm, good egg producers after only 6 months and one is sitting. They free range during the day and mingle with cats, dogs, bulls and horses. (Posted on 10/27/2019)
Lavender Ameraucana Review by Marci
I ordered 3 female Lavender Ameraucana, only 2 survived due to post office delay, not Cackles fault. The one that I have is just stunning! She is still young and not laying yet, excited to see that first beautiful egg!
Actually all the breeds I ordered have turned out beautiful, I ordered female only and all 15 I ordered were female.
(Posted on 10/26/2019)
Love My Lavenders! Review by -
One of my most lovely and eye-catching hens, these now 5-month olds are laying the most gorgeous eggs. I have gotten all my Americaunas- Lavenders, Easters and Olives- as day-old chicks from Cackle Hatchery and all have been in picture-perfect health and good natured as they mature. Children are simply bedazzled by these exotic looking birds and excited by their radiantly colorful eggs! KP (Posted on 10/25/2019)
Very happy with the quality of my lavender chicks Review by Terry
I ordered 10 straight run lavender chicks I received 11. All but one made it. Very happy and actually very surprised with the quality of the birds was not expecting them to be as nice as they are especially coming from a large hatchery. (Posted on 10/25/2019)
Lavender Ameraucanas Review by Lorraine
I ordered Lavendar Ameraucanas this spring for the first time. The chicks were beautiful and active... they feathered into a beautiful color. My Lavenders are wonderful hens that are calm, curious and definitely family friendly. They lay the most
Beautiful blue eggs and have been a wonderful asset to my rainbow collection of eggs. Thank you Cackle Hatchery for always delivering such good quality chicks. (Posted on 10/25/2019)
The sweetest chickens I have ever had!!! Review by diana
My 4 Lavender Ameraucana's all female (completely perfectly sexed by Cackle by the way, are the sweetest chickens yet! Even more than my Lavender Orp!!! I pet them, they cuddle and talk to me all the time. The sweetest teal eggs and all four are laying. Thanks so much for having them and your great sexing of them Cackle! (Posted on 10/24/2019)
Lavender Ameraucana Review by Becky
My chick order is now 4 1/2 weeks and I have to say these chicks are not only beautiful, but have been vigorous and very active. They are just as laid back and curious and friendly as the black Ameraucan I got from you. (Posted on 3/25/2018)
Excellent Review by Becky
I am so happy with the 3 black Ameraucana's from last year that I ordered Lavender and Splash this year. They are healthy robust and so laid back! Thanks for the extra chick! I loved the heat pack, gro gel, and chick food which I think made a huge difference since we hit subzero temps this month. Thank you, your chicks are always so nice! (Posted on 2/25/2018)
Lavender Ameraucana Review by Katrina
We have a Lavender Ameraucana hen, that we got as a day old chick from Cackle Hatchery. I also have a black Ameraucana that we got from Cackle Hatchery last year. We always liked our black Ameraucana because she has a pretty mild personality. So we got the Lavender this year, and I have to say our Lavender is amazing! She's been the most laid back hen we've ever owned. I noticed that even as a chick she was much calmer than the rest of the chicks. Now she free ranges during the day and follows us around anytime we go out. We haven't babied her or given her extra attention, she's just naturally calm and laid back. She's beautiful and feathering out very nicely. I have to say I'm highly impressed with Cackle Hatchery's Lavender Ameraucanas! The breeder is doing an amazing job, and providing high quality, calm, family friendly birds. Highly recommend!!! (Posted on 6/8/2017)