Lavender Ameraucana 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 Ameraucana 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. As a result, their vent sexing on this breed is about 80% accurate on the average. Which is 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.
NOTE: It should be noted that this breed has an inherent genetic beak issue. 1 out of 100 chicks as they grow may have some variance in severity of scissor beak/cross beak. This can be best described when the top and bottom beak do not align and this condition normally will get worse as they grow. There are numerous articles and information on the Internet on this subject. Also most Easter Egger™ chickens don’t inherit the lethal alleles from their parents unlike a lot of Araucana chickens.