These fowls were discovered in South America. A few were brought to the U.S. but have
been crossed with other chickens so much so that characteristics of size, shape, etc.,
were dispersed. The trait of laying blue or greenish eggs persisted and now breeders
are attempting to standardize the physical makeup of the population and gain them
recognition as a breed. Some of the Araucanas were rumpless and possessed some interesting
ear tufts. Probably at some time in the future, these fowls will be developed into
an interesting breed with both economic and ornamental attributes.
Chicken Breeds and Varieties (A2880), John L. Skinner, University of Wisconsin-Madison