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Bluebell chickens?

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In the UK there apparently exists a type of chicken called a "bluebell"--some type of hybrid like a black or red star I think.  I really think they are pretty!  Are they available in the US under another name?  They are a pretty blue/grey color and I'd love to learn more about them--one of my 2 month old chicks is a black star and she is really surprising me with what a sweetie she is! ( Also I hear she's going to lay alot of eggs.)  So I am loving the idea of the pretty bluebells, especially if they are like the black stars!  Any info is appreciated!  Thanks

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never heard of them.

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I googled them and they are a hybrid developed by "meadowsweet"  and are also called "meadowsweet bluebells"  I am thinking meadowsweet is sort if a british equivelent to ISA (as in ISA browns)?  I was just wondering if a similar chicken was available in the us!

editing---I found a link with an example:     www.anniehallspoultry.co.uk/chickens/   you have to scroll down a bit.  They are a Marans /RIR cross .  Again I wonder if they're available in the US under another name?


Edited by keds - 4/20/10 at 9:42pm
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I don't think I've heard of them...But I've seen Easter Eggers that look similiar to what your describing.

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She does look rather easter eggish doesn't she?  Maybe they will catch on here.  I just think that's a nice looking chicken, and if she was like my black star----voila---my next pet chicken!

It seems like maybe in England hybrid are pretty popular!


Edited by keds - 4/21/10 at 7:05am
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Maybe you could email the breeder and ask what went into the mix.

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its a hybrid of a blu maran and a rhode island red.

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