Araucaner chicken originate in Chile, Latin America. Their most distinguished feature is that they lay green coloured eggs and that they don´t posses a tail. In fact the last vertebrae from their spine are missing which restricts their ability to mate and fertilize their eggs. So don´t be discouraged that the greatest part of their eggs won´t hatch, it´s not their fault, in fact Araucaner cocks are sexually very active to the degree that their hens tend to become bald on their backs due to extensive use...with some feather clipping results might improve. Their chicks are coloured a  brown and black striped pattern, more resembling Guinea-fowl or partridge chicks, and sometimes not automatically adopted by foster mums. Hens are excellent layers and their egg´s yolk is coloured dark yellow to orange and their shells quite hard.
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