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Araucanas are truly a rare breed. Here at London's Priorities, we feel we add to that rareness by offering Araucanas in one of their most trueest origin forms. This breed lays pale blue to turquoise-ish blue-green eggs, about 3-4 times per week.  

 

My focus on this breed is to maintain it's origins which means I do not breed them by APA SOP. The stock I own came directly from a breeder I highly respect from Awesome Araucana Hatchery out of California. Edd over at Awesome Araucana has been breeding this breed for over 47 continuous years where his focus was to maintain origins from the Kollonkas (collonkas) & Ketros (quetros) strains, to which the colllonkas originate from the Mapuche tribe from Chile in South America. My goal is to not only preserve these origins within my line, but to also continue breeding tailless/rumpless, double tuft Araucanas. With this, I must bring awareness to the lethal genetic trait that rumpless tufted Araucanas carry.  If double, single, or no tuft parents pass a copy of each of the double tuft genes (all parent stock can carry at least one copy of this gene), to their offspring, often these embryos will pass in the shell between days 17-21, or sometimes shortly after hatch. For this reason, I mostly only keep un-tuft hens to breed with double-tuft males. Another gene these two strains carries is the occasional tailed Araucana. Often when you breed rumpless to rumpless fertility rates are a bit lower due to bodily structure.....they simply can't balance themselves as well as tailed birds to do the deed. For this I also have chosen to keep a rumpless un tuft hens to breed with a tailed rooster. 

 

I am working diligently with this flock this year and plan to add updates since hatching season has kicked off for me as well as update with pictures of more offsprings. I have a VERY limited breeding stock of these birds so it may be a few more months before I have any to offer. 

 

Chicks are unsexed and sold as straight run.  Shipments for both chicks and hatching eggs are only sent on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.

 

I offer half dozen and full dozens for fertile hatching eggs on this breed. These can be shipped or for local pick up . If shipped please read the info below or refer to our tips on incubating shipped hatching eggs. FOR LOCAL PICK UP USE THE CONTACT ME FORM TO PLACE ORDER. 

 

If you are ordering hatching eggs to be shipped or local pick up, please do understand you fully accept the risk that comes with hatching eggs. We can not guarantee vitality or the same hatch rates we see on our homestead for shipped or local pick-up eggs due to the many factors that could happen when those eggs leave our homestead. All hatching eggs are gathered within 3-5 days to ensure the best vitality possible.   The USPS is the only provider that ships eggs in the US. These would be shipped using priority mail and should arrive within 3-4 days from the date you receive your tracking number & cost between $25 per shipment on both 1/2 dozen and full dozens (up to 2 dozen max can be mailed together at a time).  Post office handling and unexpected shipping delays are out of my control once hatching eggs or chicks leave my homestead. I do my absolute best to package these eggs well however sometimes these shipments can be damaged in transit or the air sacs within the eggs may become detached. Please refer to our tips on incubating shipped-hatching eggs  (scroll to the bottom) to help maximize your hatch rate. Due to the unpredictable nature of handling by the USPS or post office, and different incubation methods used by others, our hatching eggs are non-refundable and all sales are final. 

 

Chicks are unsexed and sold as straight run.  Shipments for both chicks and hatching eggs are only sent on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.

 

*Chicks are only sold in sets of 6 or more when shipped, but if for local pick up I am a lot more flexible.  Shipping on chicks is a minimum of $60.00 per order of 6-12 chicks, $75 for 13 or more chicks.  All Live chick shipments will come with a tracking device as an additional way to keep track of the live birds on top of regular USPS tracking. This tracking device will come in a prepaid self-addressed envelope to be mailed back upon receipt of the live bird order. If the tracking device is returned within 7 business days, you will be refunded $10 of your shipping cost via the same payment method you used to place the order. If you fail to return the tracking device you will not be reimbursed $10 in shipping cost. 

Here on our homestead, I have yet to have a chick fail to thrive in over 3 years. Reimbursement will only be considered for the loss of life of a chick if it happens within 4-6 hours of pickup or delivery (USPS Tracking time stamp of delivery) and you have reached out to me within that time frame. I am unable to guarantee your living situation for these chicks, or proper care once they are out of my possession. If you have a chick that shows signs of failure to thrive or loss of life, you have approximately 4-6 hours to contact me to receive reimbursement for the chicks in question, and I reserve the right to either reimburse in the form of a refund, or replacement of the same or different breed for chicks that fail to thrive or loss of life. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN ON HATCHING EGGS OR CHICK ORDERS IF USPS FAILS TO DELIVER ON TIME!!! THIS IS TOTALLY OUT OF MY CONTROL!! IF NEVER DELIVERED, OR SEVERELY DAMAGED (LOSS OF OVER HALF OF THE EGGS), A REFUND CAN BE GIVEN. 

 

 

Araucana- Rumpless, Double, Single, & no tufts

$15.00Price
Out of Stock