Mottled
Ameraucana
The BLUE Egg Layer!
Ameraucana traits include full tails, muffs, beards, and slate or black legs depending on the variety. Bantam cocks weigh 30 ounces and bantam hens weigh 26
ounces while large fowl cocks weigh 6½ pounds and large fowl hens weigh 5½ pounds.
Colors include:   
Black, Blue, Blue Wheaten, Brown Red, Buff, Silver, Wheaten & White - and not yet recognized MOTTLED

Confusion with Easter Egger chickens

The Ameraucana Breeders Club defines an Easter Egg chicken, or Easter Egger,
as any chicken that possesses the blue egg gene, but doesn’t fully meet any breed description as defined in the APA standards. Further, even if a bird (that
possesses the blue egg gene) meets an APA standard breed description, but doesn’t meet a variety description or breed true at least 50% of the time it is considered
an Easter Egg chicken. (The American Poultry Association's
American Standard of Perfection)
This means if your bird does not meet a color requirement, it is in Easter Egger.  In other words, most Easter Egg chickens are "mutts" which happen to carry the blue
egg gene. True Ameraucanas are rare.
AMERAUCANA SHAPE (Large Fowl & Bantam Males)

COMB:  Pea.

BEAK:  Curved.

FACE:  Nearly hidden by muffs.

EYES:  Expressive.

WATTLES:  Small, preferably absent.

EARLOBES:  Small.

MUFFS AND BEARD:  Full, well-rounded, medium length.

HEAD:  Medium size.

NECK:  Well-arched.

HACKLE:  Full.

BACK:  Medium length.

SADDLE:  Medium in length.

TAIL:  Well spread, medium length, carried at 45º above horizontal.

WINGS:  Fairly large, tips carried above the hock joint.

BREAST:  Prominent.

BODY AND STEARN:  Body of medium length, stern well-tucked up.

LEGS AND TOES:  Medium length set apart, four toes
AMERAUCANA SHAPE (Large Fowl & Bantam Females)

COMB:  Pea.
BEAK:  Curved.
FACE:  Nearly hidden by muffs.
EYES:  Expressive.
WATTLES:  Small, preferably absent.
EARLOBES:  Small.
MUFFS AND BEARD:  Full, well-rounded, medium length.
HEAD:  Medium size.
NECK:  Medium length.
HACKLE:  Full.
BACK:  Medium length.
CUSHION:  Moderate.
TAIL:  Medium length, well spread, carried at 40º angle above horizontal.
WINGS:  Fairly prominent, carried above the hock joint.
BREAST:  Full.
BODY AND STEARN:  Full but trim, fluff well-tucked up.
LEGS AND TOES:  Medium length, four toes.
Our Ameraucanas from the past (no longer available)
For color and type comparison only
We have found this variety to be extremely healthy, excellent forgers and very curious.   They would much prefer to find their own food.   
They are a breed that can fly and can roost in trees for protection.   Amerauncanas are typically more flighty than the oversized
Orpingtons.  Our roosters are not aggressive or mean and are easy to handle.
Is that not just the cutest face
you have ever seen!
Brown eggs in the middle are from our
Orpingtons and are for color comparison.
Variety:
Mottled Ameraucana
Origination:
There are a few breeders through out the USA working on this Ameraucana
color

Not recognized by APA- (considered a project color)
Variety information:
Egg color is a very nice blue to light teal color.
Combs and muffs are excellent.  Leg color still needs some
work.
Handles northern winter temps well.
What to expect in breeding:
The Mottled Ameraucanas are absolutely stunning.  
While this variety breeds true to mottling, some chicks we have noticed have
occasional brown feathers
Release Date - 2014
Egg Laying - Fertility Very Good. Begin laying at about 7 months.  
Decreased egg production into their third year.  Not overly broody.  Good winter layer.
This variety is not available
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