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Artwork of Ava the Chicken
Species Personality Gender
Chicken Normal Female
Birthday April 28th Taurus
Favorite saying "Early to bed, early to rise."
Catchphrase "beaker"
Clothing Checkerboard tee[nb 1]
Checkered jumper dress (Red)[nb 2]
Umbrella Toad parasol[nb 3]
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 ドミグラ[nb 4]
 에바[nb 7]
 陶米咕[nb 5]
 陶米咕[nb 6]
 Ава[nb 8]
Phrase in other languages

Ava is a normal chicken villager in the Animal Crossing series. She appears in all games to date except Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk. Her name comes from the word ova, the Latin word for eggs, which chickens lay. It is also possible that her name comes from the word "avian," meaning bird. Her catchphrase, "beaker," possibly originates from the word, beak.

In New Horizons, Ava has the music hobby and may sing anywhere without the need of a stereo.


Artwork of Ava from Animal Crossing.


Ava is a brown chicken with a plum-colored comb. Her face is a white color that transitions to brown when moving to behind her face. She also has large, black eyes that are crescent-shaped with beige outlines and eyelashes, giving her a country-esque look to her.


Below is a brief description of the normal personality. For more information, click here.

Ava is a normal villager, taking an interest in most hobbies, especially fishing and fossil hunting, and will act sweet and mother-like to the player and most other villagers. She goes to bed at 9:00 PM and will wake up at 5:00 AM, as she believes that too much sleep is unhealthy, and will express her concerns about this if the player has not spoken to her in a long time. As a result of her kindness, Ava gets along with many other villagers, as she acts parent-like to lazy villagers, and peppy villagers are alike as they are both "Girly".

Villager information[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

Species Personality Catchphrase
Chicken Normal beaker
Default clothing Checkerboard Tee PG Model.png Checkerboard tee
Default umbrella Polka Parasol PG Model.png Polka parasol
Doubutsu no Mori e+ traits
Star sign Taurus Taurus
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Fresh
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Subtle
Live song gift K.K. Condor

In New Leaf[edit]

Early to bed, early to rise.



Birthday Personality Catchphrase
April 28 Taurus Normal beaker
Default clothing Checkerboard Tee NL Model.png Checkerboard tee
Default umbrella Toad Parasol NL Model.png Toad parasol
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Official
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Cute
Favorite color
Siblings Eldest of 6 kids
Skill Peeling apples
Goal Pastry chef
Halloween fear Monster Mask NL Model.png Monster mask
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Blue Mountain
Amount of milk The regular amount
Amount of sugar Two spoonfuls

In New Horizons[edit]

Early to bed, early to rise.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
April 28 Taurus Normal (B) beaker
Default clothing Checkered Jumper Dress (Red) NH Icon.png Checkered jumper dress (Red)
Other default clothing
  • During rain (if not using umbrella): Raincoat (Red) NH Icon.png Raincoat (Red) & Outdoor Hat (Orange) NH Icon.png outdoor hat (Orange)
  • During snow: Peacoat (Red) NH Icon.png Peacoat (Red) & Snowy Knit Cap (Red) NH Icon.png snowy knit cap (Red)
  • Sleepwear and if sick: PJ Outfit (Red) NH Icon.png PJ outfit (Red) & Terry-Cloth Nightcap (Orange) NH Icon.png terry-cloth nightcap (Orange)
  • While exercising: Athletic Jacket (Red) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Red)
  • While doing yoga: Tank (Red) NH Icon.png Tank (Red)
  • While sunbathing: Triangle Shades (Black) NH Icon.png Triangle shades
  • Fishing Tourney: Athletic Jacket (Red) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Red)
  • Bug-Off: Athletic Jacket (Red) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Red) & Straw Hat (Red) NH Icon.png straw hat (Red)
  • Bunny Day: Earth-Egg Outfit NH Icon.png Earth-egg outfit  & Earth-Egg Shell NH Icon.png earth-egg shell
  • Halloween: Flashy Animal Costume (Red) NH Icon.png Flashy animal costume (Red) & Impish Horns (Red) NH Icon.png impish horns (Red)
  • Turkey Day: Straw Boater (Brown) NH Icon.png Straw boater (Brown)
  • Turkey Day (chef): Chef's Outfit (Red) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Red) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • Toy Day: Santa Hat NH Icon.png Santa hat
  • Countdown: Fancy Party Dress (Green) NH Icon.png Fancy party dress (Green)[nb 9]
  • Birthday & Wedding Season photoshoot: Fancy Party Dress (Green) NH Icon.png Fancy party dress (Green) & Flashy Hairpin (Black) NH Icon.png flashy hairpin (Black)[nb 10]

  • Happy Home Paradise DLC exclusive clothing:
  • As a student for the school: School Uniform with Necktie (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png School uniform with necktie (Navy blue)
  • As the teacher for the school: Checkered Sweater Vest (Light Brown) NH Icon.png Checkered sweater vest (Light brown) & Rimmed Glasses (Black) NH Icon.png rimmed glasses (Black)
  • As the cashier/employee for the restaurant: Café Uniform (Red) NH Icon.png Café uniform (Red)
  • As the chef/apprentice for the restaurant: Chef's Outfit (Red) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Red) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • As a staff for the café: Diner Apron (Red) NH Icon.png Diner apron (Red)
  • As the receptionist for the hospital: Nurse's Jacket (Blue) NH Icon.png Nurse's jacket (Blue)
  • As the doctor for the hospital: Doctor's Coat (Red Necktie) NH Icon.png Doctor's coat (Red necktie)
  • As a patient for the hospital: PJ Outfit (Gray) NH Icon.png PJ outfit (Gray)
  • As the shop manager for the apparel shop: Staff Uniform (Yellow) NH Icon.png Staff uniform (Yellow)
  • While practicing hula: Hula Top (Red) NH Icon.png Hula top (Red) & Hibiscus Hairpin (Red) NH Icon.png hibiscus hairpin (Red)
  • While floating in the ocean: Horizontal-Striped Wet Suit (Red) NH Icon.png Horizontal-striped wet suit (Red) & Retro Shades (Gray) NH Icon.png retro shades (Gray)
  • During DJ KK's concerts: Tropical Cut-and-Sew Tank (Blue) NH Icon.png Tropical cut-and-sew tank (Blue) & Tropical Turban (Red) NH Icon.png tropical turban (Red)
  • Default umbrella Toad Parasol NH Icon.png Toad parasol
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Pink) NH Model.png  Pink
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Checkered 2 - Fabric 18) NH Model.png  Checkered 2 - Fabric 18
    Favorite styles Elegant and Cute
    Favorite colors
    Hobby Music
    Handheld items
    Bag Classy Bag NH Model.png Classy
    Book Music Book Interior NH Texture.png Music
    Food Sandwich Food NH Model.png Sandwich
    Drink Smoothie or coffee cup Drink NH Model.png Smoothie or coffee cup
    Popsicle Chocolate Popsicle NH Model.png Chocolate
    Ideal clothing for Ava – Red / Gray Elegant and Cute clothing
    Villagers prefer clothing that matches any one of their favorite colors or styles.
    For brevity, the following list only shows clothing that matches both favorite colors and one favorite style.
    Name Image Price Available from
    Argyle sweater (Red) Argyle Sweater (Red) NH Icon.png  1,200 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Peacoat-and-skirt combo (Red) Peacoat-and-Skirt Combo (Red) NH Icon.png  2,400 Bells  Able Sisters
    Sweetheart dress (Greige) Sweetheart Dress (Greige) NH Icon.png  1,600 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Tam-o'-shanter (Gray) Tam-o'-Shanter (Gray) NH Icon.png Not for sale  Gulliver
    More Red Items
    More Gray Items
    More Elegant Items
    More Cute Items

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Thought bubble I'd like a vacation home for offering cooking lessons.
    Client's vision My Gastronomy Garden
    Required items Kitchen Island
    Favorite song  K.K. Bossa
    Unlocked items


    In Animal Crossing[edit]

    In New Leaf[edit]

    In New Horizons[edit]

    In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, if Ava is one of the villagers who moved in during the main storyline after the villager house development quest, her house will have a combination of non-craftable furniture, plus items crafted by players during the island development storyline, primarily from the Wooden Series. She cannot have her initial house interior unless she moves out of the player's island or the Happy Home Paradise DLC is purchased, in which either the player or Isabelle can reset the interior.

    Exterior of Ava's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Interior of Ava's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Shape: House shape #1
    Roof:  Brown tile roof
    Siding:  Simple red-brick trim
    Door:  White windowed door
    Wall:  White-Rose Wall
    Floor:  Simple White Flooring
    Music:  K.K. Love Song

    Other appearances[edit]

    In Happy Home Designer[edit]

    Early to bed, early to rise.

    Ava's Happy Home Designer icon

    Example of Ava's Happy Home Designer house
    Official example
    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    April 28 Taurus Normal beaker
    Default clothing Checkerboard Tee HHD Icon.png Checkerboard tee
    Umbrella Toad Parasol HHD Icon.png Toad parasol
    House request
    Thought bubble I'd like to teach cooking classes in my new place!
    Client's vision A professional kitchen.
    Required items Kitchen island
    Egg basket
    Favorite song  K.K. Bossa
    Unlocked items
  •  Freezer
  •  Deluxe range
  •  Kitchen sink
  •  Kitchen corner
  •  Hourglass
  •  Pumpkin pie
  •  Veggie basket
  •  Turkey
  •  Vinegar
  •  Sugar
  •  Flour
  •  Butter
  •  Revolving spice rack
  •  Cutting-board set
  •  Zen barrel
  •  Smoker
  •  Egg basket
  •  Ava's pic
  • Interior:
  •  Citrus rug
  •  Egg rug
  •  Lattice wall
  •  Wooden-deck floor
  •  Kitchen flooring
  • Clothing:
  •  Checkerboard tee
  •  Do-rag
  •  Slippers
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Ava's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    In amiibo Festival[edit]



    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    April 28 Taurus Normal beaker
    Clothing Checkerboard Tee HHD Icon.png Checkerboard tee
    Umbrella Toad Parasol HHD Icon.png Toad parasol
    amiibo card traits
    Dice value 4
    Hand sign Paper
    Desert Island Escape traits
    Movement Desert Island Escape movement icon.png ×3
    Hunger Desert Island Escape hunger icon.png ×2
    Vision Desert Island Escape vision icon.png ×2
    Favorite fruit Desert Island Escape favorite fruit icon.png Coconut

    In Pocket Camp[edit]

    "There's nothing like the fresh forest air to clear your head and help you forget all your worries."
    — A message from Ava, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

    Ava was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on January 7, 2018.[1]

    Early to bed, early to rise.


    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    April 28 Taurus Normal beaker
    Default clothing Checkerboard tee
    Description Ava enjoys living a clean, healthy lifestyle. She's never once found it boring. For her, the epitome of excitement is eating a carrot. To each their own...
    Preferred theme Rustic
    Primary reward Wood
    Version added 1.1.0
    Date unlocked January 7, 2018
    How to invite Required friendship level: 3

    Cabin chair
    Wood-plank table
    Log fence

    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 Checkerboard tee
    Sparkle stones
    Level 9 Sparkle stones
    Level 15 Crafting request:
    Large egg
    Level 20 Ava's pic
    Sparkle stones
    Level 25[nb 12] Sparkle stones

    Card profiles[edit]

    Animal Crossing e-Reader card[edit]

    Animal Crossing-e 2-092 (Ava).jpg

    Card back

    Animal Crossing-e 2-092 (Ava - Back).jpg

    #092 Ava - Series 2
    Gender: Female
    Sign: Taurus
    Clothes: checkerboard tee
    Petphrase: beaker
    Profile: Ava is about as average and clean cut as a chicken can be. She's up at the crack of dawn with all the roosters, but rather than crowing at the sun she's busy tidying up her room. She gets along well with the other animals–except the wolves.
    Password: @UO2GnRSBNIkTl

    amiibo card[edit]

    250 Ava amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo Card Back.png

    #250 Ava - Series 3
    Star sign: Taurus
    Birthday: April 28
    Dice value: 4
    Hand sign: Paper



    • Ava appears on the album cover of "K.K. Parade."
      • The e-Reader card artwork originally displayed Rhoda, another chicken villager, in place of Ava.

    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese ドミグラ
    From domigurasu, Demi-glace, a French brown sauce that chickens can be cooked in

    Korean 에바

    Simplified Chinese 莺莺 (iQue)
    Yīng yīng

    Simplified Chinese 陶米咕
    Táo Mǐgū
    From Japanese name

    Russian Ава
    From English name

    Dutch Ava Same as English name

    German Gisela -

    European Spanish Ava Same as English name

    European French Eva -

    Italian Ava Same as English name

    See also[edit]


    1. Prior to New Horizons
    2. New Horizons
    3. Called "polka parasol" in Animal Crossing
    4. Domigura
    5. Táo Mǐgū
    6. Táo Mǐgū
    7. Eba
    8. Ava
    9. Ava's headwear during the Countdown can either be the New Year's silk hat or the New Year's hat, each rotating every year. The hat's variation will vary depending on what variations Tom Nook is selling at his stand.
    10. If it is Ava's birthday, her headwear will be replaced with the birthday hat (Blue variation).
    11. K.K. Condor in Doubutsu no Mori e+
    12. Repeats for levels 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, and 75


    1. Bri Bri (January 7, 2018). "Sprinkle, Static, Ava and Boots Added to Pocket Camp". Japanese Nintendo. Retrieved October 27, 2020.