​Archer's Acres

Archer's Acres Chickens

Here at Archer's Acres we currently raise Blue Wheaten and Wheaten Ameraucana chickens.

We fell in love with the beautiful blue green egg that this breed lays along with the adorable muffs and beard that the breed has. The blue wheaten and wheaten colors of the birds are just so beautiful to us. We occasionally offer hatching eggs or straight run chicks as well as grown birds when available.


The following is the standard for the Ameraucana by the APA.


AMERAUCANA LARGE FOWL

Ameraucana large fowl are in the APA “All Other Standard Breeds” (AOSB) class of chickens. They were admitted to the Standard in 1984. Ameraucana is a general purpose fowl and has a distinctive blue eggshell coloration. Disqualifications include presence of ear tuffs and absence of beard & muffs.

STANDARD WEIGHTS for LARGE FOWL

Cock………………6½ lbs.

Hen……………….5½ lbs.

Cockerel………….5½ lbs.

Pullet……………..4½ lbs.

AMERAUCANA VARIETIES

(Large Fowl & Bantam) Black, Blue, Blue Wheaten, Brown Red, Buff, Silver, Wheaten & White


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.