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Super Blue Egg Layer


Pros: Egg color (yet to start laying for me)

Cons: Flighty and aggresive

I hatched one of these out from My Pet Chicken. She is now 8 weeks old. No muffs like the pullet appears to have in the picture on their website. She is really aggressive toward my other chickens and really skittish of humans. A very pretty bird, however, all white with a black speck here and there. I'm anxious to see those blue eggs! I'm hoping to keep her but not if she's going to peck my Silkies to death.   UPDATE: My SBEL is definitely a rooster. He is aggressive and flightly as all get out. Crows at all moments of the day. Would I hatch these out again? No. I have Orpington roos more docile. 


Pros: Seem like calm chicks not very noisy as chicks go, Very cute babies

Cons: Very expensive eggs for such a horrible hatch rate. Only 4 out of 12 hatched. Would not purchase these again.

I will update the review when I get more info on this "Designer Breed" These were marked as the SBEL. When I asked MY Pet Chicken about these chickens not matching the picture or the description listed for the Chicks, they told me that they do not always use a picture of the accurate chick on their web sight. However the sight clearly says and I quote "Super Blue Egg Layer – These start out as yellow chicks and they grow into white hens with black flecks. They typically start laying at the early age of 24 weeks. These hens lay HUGE blue eggs, five to six times per week." Clearly the two chickens pictured below are not white. When I pointed this out to them they seemed to not be able to comprehend what I as talking about. The description for their SCEL says this: Super Chocolate Egg Layer – "Another super-secret recipe from the minds at My Pet Chicken! The Super Chocolate Egg Layers are great producers of large chocolate eggs, and will produce five to six eggs per week. These birds will do well in both hot and cold climates, are friendly, hardy, and beautiful to look at! Almost all will be white with black flecks. Some will have blue flecks, and some will be barnyard colored. (Fun!)" I had yellow chicks with black spots hatch from the eggs that I received that were marked SCEL. So I am still somewhat confused. However a friend of mine just hatched out some SCEL and they hatched out yellow as well. So I can only assume that the blue one below and the black one that looks like a Black Copper Marans are truly SBEL. They are five months old in a week (5-08-16) and close to laying, then I will know for sure. But this is really annoying. And My Pet Chicken does not seem to be concerned that they are using false photos to advertise their chickens.  





They came out of these eggs



And here they are as chicks




The hen in the top picture does lay very light blue eggs. They are so light that you can barely call them blue. Also they are not Super in any way. They are medium sized at best. The hen in the second picture was clearly mislabeled when shipped out to me. She lays brown eggs. we not happy with the results compared to the description that was given on the sight.


I consider it false advertising that they put pictures of hens that are not what the hens look like when they hatch. I do not know why they do that and their explanation is grossly inadequate. These hatching eggs were expensive and when you shop for hatching eggs you assume that the picture that is included with the hatching eggs is a representation of what the hen will look like when they are grown. This is NOT the case with the hatching eggs at My Pet Chicken. To say that the hens are "A super secret recipe" is just not good enough. Also these Chickens are strange. Their instincts seem to be off, they are flighty and very broody.

Super Blue Egg Layer

These start out as yellow chicks and they grow into white hens with black flecks. They typically start laying at the early age of 24 weeks. These hens lay HUGE blue eggs, five to six times per week.

Breed PurposeEgg Layer
Climate ToleranceCold
Egg ProductivityHigh
Egg SizeLarge
Egg ColorBlue
Breed TemperamentUnkown
Breed Colors/VarietiesWhite w/ black specks
Breed SizeLarge Fowl
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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