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.