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Blue Ameraucana Chicken from CA hatchery

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Last year we got what we thought was Blue Andalusion chicks,  turned out to be "splash"

 

This is what CA Hatchery has shown for the Blue Ameraucana on their website. $32 for a chick.

 

Anyone else have dealings with the hatchery, breed and price?

 

We are looking for BLUE eggs and our easter eggers just started laying green. :(

 

all comments welcome

 

No one shooting at me, no grenade coming my way  IT"S ALL GOOD

Our Chickens:  Claire, Dottie and Darla- White Silkies, 6 RIR

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No one shooting at me, no grenade coming my way  IT"S ALL GOOD

Our Chickens:  Claire, Dottie and Darla- White Silkies, 6 RIR

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Splash is unavoidable when breeding blue to blue and many times as chicks you can't tell if the chicken is splash or a light shade of blue. However if you breed your splash to a black you'll get blue..lol
I have 1 fat cat, and raise true black/blue, silver, white and wheaten Ameraucanas, runmpless araucana, Olive eggers, speckled sussex, wheaten and copper marans, lavender orpingtons, 1 pet delaware hen, white crested and buff laced polish, 1 pet barred rock hen,1 ring neck cock pheasant, 6 ring neck hens, 4 guinea fowl, a smorgasbord of turkeys, 2 kids, and 1 husband.
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I have 1 fat cat, and raise true black/blue, silver, white and wheaten Ameraucanas, runmpless araucana, Olive eggers, speckled sussex, wheaten and copper marans, lavender orpingtons, 1 pet delaware hen, white crested and buff laced polish, 1 pet barred rock hen,1 ring neck cock pheasant, 6 ring neck hens, 4 guinea fowl, a smorgasbord of turkeys, 2 kids, and 1 husband.
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I'm almost positive the California Hatchery or CA Hatchery isn't a hatchery at all, but just a web business that takes orders and has them drop shipped by real hatcheries.  There are several online businesses like that.  Their physical address is an office in a building of office suites with lawyers sharing the building. Their website says they have a "hatchery network" and they are an "online resource for ordering poultry"...sounds like code for "we are just a middle man".  Only their business name makes them sound like a "hatchery".  Beware! 

If you want hybrids for eggs or meat buy directly from a real commercial hatchery.

If you want a breed of poultry buy directly from a breeder.


Edited by FowlStuff - 4/27/16 at 4:43pm

John W Blehm  Creator of several varieties of Ameraucana chickens.

Join the Ameraucana Alliance.  Membership starts at just $10/year. 

http://Ameraucana.org  -  http://AmeraucanaAlliance.org  -  http://Ameraucana.club

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John W Blehm  Creator of several varieties of Ameraucana chickens.

Join the Ameraucana Alliance.  Membership starts at just $10/year. 

http://Ameraucana.org  -  http://AmeraucanaAlliance.org  -  http://Ameraucana.club

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