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 Araucana chicken

Scientific name: Gallus gallus

Habitat: domesticated worldwide

Diet: commercial feed, grains, seeds

Life span: 2-3 years

Young: 4-6 eggs/clutch

Size: 2.2-2.7 kg (5-6 lbs)

The Araucana chicken originated in Chile, South America.

This breed is known for laying blue, green, and pinkish-brown eggs.

Araucana chickens have ear tufts which are feathers that stick out from the chickens' faces. Another characteristic is the lack of a tail.

They are raised for eggs and meat.


Learn more about this species:

These are some other websites that we think have more great information about this species.

Araucana chicken on Animal Diversity Web


Range: world-wide

Status in the Wild

Status: thriving

For More Information

Edmonton Valley Zoo

13315 Buena Vista Road (87th Avenue)
PO Box 2359
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7


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