The indigenous Mapuche people of South America have produced blue eggs since the mid-sixteenth century. Their Araucana chickens developed fully feathered faces as insulation against Patagonia's frigid winters. Ameraucana cage-free hens are derived from these chickens and now considered a distinct breed. They have slate-colored legs and colorful plumage. Their beautiful, pastel blue eggs have deep yellow yolks and very rich flavor.
Ameraucana and Marans hens are Certified Humane Raised and Handled. They are in fact the first Certified Humane egg farm in the country. To learn more about the Certified Humane Program, check out their website at http://www.certifiedhumane.com