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  Araucana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Araucana is a chicken breed of South American origin known for laying green or blue eggs.
One theory is that chickens were introduced to South America by seafaring Polynesians during pre-Columbian times, with the Araucana having been already established as a breed in the Chile region before the arrival of Europeans.
When the Araucana was first introduced to breeders worldwide in the mid-20th century, it was quickly realized that the genetics that produced ear-tufts also caused chick mortality.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Araucana   (496 words)

 Araucaria araucana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Araucaria araucana (Pehuén or Monkey-puzzle) is the hardiest species in the conifer genus Araucaria.
It is native to central Chile and west central Argentina, and is an evergreen tree growing to 40 m tall and 2 m trunk diameter.
The name "araucana" is derived from the native Araucano People who lived on the nuts (seeds) of the tree in Chile.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Monkey-puzzle   (700 words)

 FOREST GENETIC RESOURCES INFORMATION - No. 5   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The absence of Araucaria araucana (Mol.) Koch from the list of conservation priorities compiled by the FAO Panel of Experts on Forest Gene Resources (FAO, 1974) may be partially due to lack of knowledge of the value and of the current status of this species.
araucana have an acid pH of 4.5 to 5.4 and tend to be sandy in texture.
araucana forest in the Chilean Andes is from 600 m to the timberline, although Nielsen (1963) reports some isolated individuals as low as 500 m which suggests that the present lower altitudinal limit of the forest is the result of deforestation.
www.fao.org /DOCREP/006/K1203E/K1203E02.htm   (2091 words)

 ARAUCANA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The rumplessness of the araucana is unique in that it is the standard trait of the breed rather than being a one of a kind birth defect.
The ear whiskers that are present on the breed are tufts of feathers that grow from the ear lobe region on the side of the bird's head.
The araucana is very difficult to breed, therefore, in the 1970's, breeders came up with the ameraucana.
www.afn.org /~poultry/breeds/othrck3.htm   (648 words)

 The Araucana Chicken   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Araucana is a unique breed that has been a topic of controversy ever since it was first imported into the United States sometime during the late 1920s or early 1930s.
Araucana chickens were bred primarily for their novel characteristic of blue eggs.
Two distinquishing characteristics of the Araucana breed are that the chickens are rumpless (i.e., no tail -- that is, there is a complete absence of the tailhead) and have tufts of feathers which protrude from each side of the neck (see Figure 1).
edis.ifas.ufl.edu /PS013   (763 words)

 Araucaria araucana description
araucana or abandoned caches of unknown seed predators.
araucana, as well as several other members of this genus in the southwest Pacific, has been considered a relict species which is gradually being replaced by angiosperm tree species better adapted to the present climate.
araucana occurs in areas subject to frequent disturbance by volcanic ash falls, lava flows, fires, snow avalanches, and mass movements (especially scoria creep and mud-flows).
www.biologie.uni-hamburg.de /b-online/earle/ar/ar/araucana.htm   (683 words)

 Araucana Hatching Eggs Large Fowl and Bantam_SkyBlueEgg
The Araucana chicken, is a breed of poultry which lays blue and blue/green eggs that can trace it's descent from two rare South American types of chicken - the Collonca, and the Queteros.
A later article by the same publication which came out in September 1948 chronicles the efforts of, Ward Bower, Jr of Monroe, New York, who imported the first three "Araucana" to the United States and was responsible for the successful establishment of their genetics in North America.
The current North American breed standard for the Araucana calls for a pea combed, rumpless, tufted, blue egg laying bird, drawing characteristics from both the Collonca and the Queteros.
www.skyblueegg.com   (453 words)

 McMurray Hatchery - Araucanas/Americanas
Araucanas lay beautiful colored eggs of blue-green shades from turquoise to deep olive.
Our Araucanas are recommended for egg laying color and ability and not for exhibition.
I started out with 12 Araucana hens and a rooster a few years ago and now have 25 hens and 3 roosters.
www.mcmurrayhatchery.com /product/araucanas_americanas.html   (918 words)

 CentralPets.com - Chicken - Araucana Page (Printer Friendly Version)
Araucana Chickens were bred from a South American chicken from a region probably in the northern section of Chile.
It was probably a hybrid bred from the Araucana natives' breed of chicken, the Collonca, crossed with the Quetro breed.
Because Araucana Chickens are difficult to breed and because there are a number of hybrid chickens similar to the Araucana, you should be sure that you obtain your chicken from a reliable breeder with well-documented bloodlines, if you wish to be sure it is purebred.
centralpets.com /php/PrintFriendly.php?AnimalNumber=4926   (554 words)

 Poultry Mad - the Araucana Chicken   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Araucana is classified as light soft feather in varieties of Large, Bantam and Rumpless.
All the Araucana types lay strong shelled eggs that are coloured throughout the shell (the inside colour being the same as the outside) with blue being the favoured colour.
Another characteristic of the Araucana are their full beards and ear muffs.
www.poultrymad.co.uk /chickens/araucana.shtml   (319 words)

 La Araucana: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
La Araucana is an epic poem in Spanish[Click link for more facts about this topic] about the Spanish conquest of Chile[For more info, click on this link], EHandler: no quick summary.
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www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/l/la/la_araucana.htm   (1119 words)

 Araucaria araucana - mediterranean climate gardening throughout the world   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Among the most spectacular are forests of pure Araucaria araucana, the hardiest of the genus, is a large, bizarre-looking evergreen, 60-70ft.
"In Chile and Argentina, the spirit of the Pehue'n tree (Araucaria araucana), known as the monkey-puzzle tree, provides food during periods of scarcity and is also believed to have a positive influence on the harvest.
Chile Bosque's Araucaria araucana - Pehuén, Piñonero, Araucaria, Pino araucaria (in Spanish)
www.mediterraneangardensociety.org /plants/Araucaria.araucana.cfm   (524 words)

 Brown Egg Blue Egg - APA Araucana Standard
Little is known of the origin of the Araucana except that some came from South America and they have the distinction of laying a turquoise or lue shelled egg.
The characteristic for blue egg color is dominant and will occur in the offspring when this fowl is crossed with another breed of domestic chickens: hence, cross-breeds which lay blue or tinted eggs are often mistaken for Araucanas.
Bred primarily for its novel charcteristic of blue eggs, the Araucana is, nevertheless, a dual purpose fowl that carries a plump, well-fleshed carcass.
www.browneggblueegg.com /AraucanaStandard.html   (225 words)

 Page Title
I was fascinated with the history of the Araucanian Indians whose ancestors, we are told,crossed the Andes around 700 to 800 BC to settle in central Chile.
In the chapter on the blue egg she states that the two Araucana standards in the U.S. list the blue egg as one of the features of this breed.
At the AGM of the Araucana Club of Great Britain in 1994 I took along three olive eggs which had been laid by a Barnvelder cross with an Araucana hen.
www.araucana.org.uk /page10.html   (555 words)

 Ecological Disaster in Southern Chile
Preliminary information reveals that over 8300 ha of native forest was burnt in Malleco National Reserve, destroying 71% of the Araucaria araucana forests and affecting up to 61% of the Nothofagus forest in the reserve; approximately half of this reserve was burnt.
Similarly, in Conguillio National Park, which is known for its large areas of pure A. araucana forests, 1600 ha of this forest were burnt.
araucana and Nothofagus forests were also destroyed in the IX Region.
www.plant-talk.org /stories/28chlnew.html   (535 words)

 Resource Room - Cholesterol Content vs Egg Shell Color
The blue-green eggs of the Araucana chicken have been items of interest for several reasons.
The Araucana is not a new breed in the U.S. The origin of the breed has been traced to the country of Chile and the birds were brought to the U.S. around 1920.
Another reason for attention is the report that Araucana eggs contain little or no cholesterol.
www.ansi.okstate.edu /resource-room/general/poultry/araucana.htm   (264 words)

Inclusion of Araucaria araucana in Appendix I, replacing Araucaria araucana** +219 (populations of Argentina and Chile), and deletion of Araucaria araucana* -114 #1 in Appendix II.
Background — The Monkey-Puzzle Tree Araucaria araucana is a long-lived conifer endemic to the temperate forests of Chile and Argentina.
Although the primary use of this species is for its valuable timber, it is also used as a horticultural plant, and individual specimens of this taxon are found in gardens and parks around the world.
www.traffic.org /cop12/proposal42_54.html   (4817 words)

 Araucana chickens -a blue egg layer at Kintaline Farm Poultry and Waterfowl Centre
Araucana chickens -a blue egg layer at Kintaline Farm Poultry and Waterfowl Centre
The Araucana is an unusual bird with a strange history in this country.
It lays blue eggs - and the colour is throughout the shell - unlike most egg colours which are a deposit on the surface of the egg.
www.poultryscotland.co.uk /araucana.html   (507 words)

 Araucana chickens -a blue egg laying hen at Kintaline Farm Poultry and Waterfowl Centre 2005
Araucana chickens -a blue egg laying hen at Kintaline Farm Poultry and Waterfowl Centre 2005
Unique characteristics: Other than the unusual ear tufts and rumpless forms, the most interesting from a utility point of view is that the colour of the egg permeates throughout the shell of the egg so a blue egg will be blue inside the shell not white as other eggs are.
We found that some birds we bought through the Araucana society as foundation stock had very good hatchability but the egg colour was not great - although we had asked for blue egg layers there had obviously been some mixing as olive and khaki was prevalent.
www.araucanas.co.uk   (1246 words)

 ABC Shareing Place   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This type of chicken is commonly referred to as an "Araucana" or "Americana/Araucana" but the fact is these chickens are neither a purebred Araucana or an Ameraucana but they are a mixed-breed/mongrel variety.
Araucana's are not that common in the United States.
They are a blue egg laying, "rumpless" (no tail) bird that sport ear tufts, clumps of feathers growing at or near their ear openings and no muff or beard.
groups.msn.com /ABCShareingPlace/ameraucanamythsandfacts.msnw   (860 words)

 AMERAUCANA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
These outstanding birds were developed by persons who admired some traits of the Araucana but wanted to breed out the undersirable, self-limiting factors in the breed such as the lethal gene problem.
While the terms "Araucana" and "Ameraucana" refer to actual breeds, the term "Easter Egg Chicken" actually refers to "Araucana Mix" and is not an accepted breed.
Persons purchasing chicks of this breed should be aware that unlike true Araucanas or Ameracanas, the only thing that qualifies a bird as being an Easter Egg Chicken is that it was hatched from a green or blue shelled egg.
www.afn.org /~poultry/breeds/ameraucn.htm   (317 words)

 Smart Stuff on Araucana chickens for 6/24/01
Purebred Araucanas, on the other hand, have special traits besides their eggs.
They also don't have a coccyx ("kok-six"), the bone at the base of the spine that serves in birds as the base of the tail.
One more thing about Araucanas: You can eat their eggs with ham.
extension.osu.edu /~news/story.php?storyid=69   (179 words)

 The role of two isoenzymes of {alpha}-amylase of Araucaria araucana (Araucariaceae) on the digestion of starch granules ...
The role of two isoenzymes of {alpha}-amylase of Araucaria araucana (Araucariaceae) on the digestion of starch granules during germination -- Waghorn et al.
araucana (Mol.) Koch, 61% of the dry weight is starch (Cardemil and Reinero, 1982).
Reinero A, Balboa O, Cardemil L. Characterization of the amylolytic activity of Araucaria araucana (Mol.) Koch germinating seeds.
jxb.oxfordjournals.org /cgi/content/full/54/384/901   (4711 words)

 St. Mary Magdalene's Hennery Araucana Chickens Yreka, California   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Some of them were transported to the United States and have been crossed with other chickens so much so that characteristics of size, shape, etc., were dispersed.
Araucana chickens were bred primarily for their novel characteristic of blue or greenish eggs.
Some of the Araucanas were rumpless and possessed some interesting ear tufts.
www.stmarymagdalenes.org /araucana.htm   (552 words)

 Ameraucana Breeders Club - ABC History
After the adoption of the APA “Araucana” Standard in 1976, those breeders who had been carefully breeding and improving the bearded muffed types of “Araucanas”, were out in the cold, ruled “out” for exhibit as no longer “Araucanas”.
Ralph had succeeded in developing a strain of white tufted rumpless large fowl Araucana that were (and ARE) outstanding, and Don Cable then turned his attention to those bearded muffed tailed blue egg layer bantams, also being shown then as “Araucanas”.
But two former “Araucana” clubs had recently folded due to internal squabbles, and one had been carrying on a running public feud with the leadership of the APA in both newsletters and through the Poultry Press.
www.ameraucana.org /history.html   (3267 words)

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