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.
Between 1.5 and 2 kg.
The eggs have a blue-green colour..
Approximately 5 eggs per week in the spring.