Self Blue (Lavender) Ameraucanas are a beautiful color variety. They are currently considered to be in the project state, but the Ameraucana Breeders Club is working hard to get this color variety officially approved. We are excited to be a part of that process. The prequalifying meets have been successfully completed as well as the fiest qualifying meet. We were able to attend the prequalifying meet held in Knoxville, TN and received BV with a self blue hen and RV with a self blue pullet. The final qualifying meet for this color variety will be held in the Fall of 2019. The self blue color variety can be challenging to work with. Generally speaking, the color is prone to have feather quality issues and the males can experience problems with proper melanization. You can be successful with this color variety via careful selection, raising them properly, and educating yourself regarding the underlying genetics of the color variety.