Arauncana chickens originate from South America and are named after the Arauca Indians of Chile. They were introduced to Europe in the early 1900s although they have been heard of since the mid-sixteenth century.
The breed has a strong connection to Scotland, George Malcom of East Lothian, created the modern standard that now exists, which maintains the unique blue egg along with the beard, muff and crest.
The blue green egg is coloured throughout the shell so the inside is as blue as the outside.
They do not mind being kept in a pen and they are placid birds which are hardy.
Your "Original Easter Egger" will deliver you approximately 150-180 colourful medium to large sized eggs.
The blue green eggs are reportedly lower in cholesterol than other eggs which make them healthier although there is no specific evidence to back this up.