|So this is an Ameraucana (sitting on my shoulder)! Most people in this increasingly urbanized planet think I just misspelled "Americana" either on purpose or accidentally.|
Not so! An "Ameraucana" is a breed of domestic chicken derived from the native Peruvian breed, the Araucana (only not as freakishly inbred and without the missing tail & Dr. Robotnik ear tufts, etc.). While what I personally find most interesting about these beautiful birds is that their presence in the Americas predates the arrival of Columbus (they were brought over from Asia via dugout canoes & island hopping in the Pacific), they are most famous for their naturally blue-green tinted eggs.
Hence the "BLUES"! ^_^
EDIT: Why the Dolphins' jersey?
Just CUZ... MIAMI DOLPHINS - FTW!!! Plus IRL, I have an orange 'Phins jersey with my old High School track team number, #41.