Araucana hen

Not threatened
Scientific name : Gallus domesticus

Where do they live?

The Araucana hen is native to the Araucanía region of Chile where it gets its name.

Cluck, cluck, cluck

Did you know?

With a population of more than 50 billion individuals, it is the most widespread bird species on the planet. There are more hens than all other species of birds combined.

A hybrid of two hen breeds (the Quetro and the Collonca), cross-breeding gave the Araucana its specific characteristics: they are rumpless and they lay blue-green eggs. This surprising colour is due to the secretion of a pigment in their bile called "biliverdin". The hen also has tufts of feathers on each side of its head.

Weight

Between 1.5 and 2 kg.

Eggs

The eggs have a blue-green colour..

Sexual maturity

16 weeks.

Laying

Approximately 5 eggs per week in the spring.