You may remember my rant from last July about the dog attack that took all my cockerels and pullets for the year. I didn't mention it at the time but all of those little birds were Araucanas. A few days after the attack, one of the little cockerels found his way back home.
So I have an Araucana rooster, but no Araucana hens.
But I do have some Black Marans hens one of which we call "Mama" because she likes to go broody.
And a while back, she gave us the pleasure of our very first born-at-home chick!
She's a gorgeous lavendar/gray mixed breed hen now. Since she is a mixed breed, we were curious to see what kind of eggs she would lay (super dark brown, Marans or blue/green, Araucana) And we have just found out that she is an Easter egger! She presented us with a wonderful green tinted egg!
|Mama's egg on left, green tinting didn't show up well in picture.|