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.
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)