The Ameraucana Chicken is a pure breed and it is recognized by the American Poultry Association (APA). The Ameraucana lays a blue or blueish green egg. It has a beard, muff and tail. They come in eight recognized colors; blue, black, white, buff, wheaten, blue wheaten, silver and brown-red. The Ameraucana has slate (blue/grey) or black legs (on blacks and blues only) with white skin on the bottoms of the feet. They have pea combs, red ear lobes and little to no wattle. The eye color is bay, which is a reddish brown. Their beaks should be black or horn (natural) color, not yellow. The ameraucana must breed true.
To breed true ameraucanas you must pay attention to detail and have alot of space. Each color variety must be housed seperately for breeding except the black /blue varieties which can be bred together and the wheaten/blue wheaten varieties which can also be bred together.
Ameraucana is never spelled with and "I".
If you are interested in more information about Ameraucana's, please visit the Ameraucana Breeders Club website at http://ameraucana.org/.