Splash Ameraucanas are mostly white birds with random splashes of blue to black color in their feathers. They are very attractive and easily created by breeding two blue Ameraucanas together. Since blue doesn’t breed true, blue, black and splash chicks may hatch. Splash does breed true though, so splash bred to splash produces only splash chicks. Splash and black are co-dominate, so splash bred to black results in all blue chicks. Cackle Hatchery® started offering blue egg laying splash Ameraucanas in 2018. Splash Ameraucanas are not a recognized standard variety by the APA.
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”
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.