Yes, I've been getting eggs lately, some are brown and some are white though, Anyone know why?
Asian blue - Page 5
Edited by svfarm - 9/24/15 at 10:55pm
I'm guessing some of the differences in these birds is because they are a very new breed and it has not been perfected yet. The other major differences are probably because they are not the same breed. Birds can very easily get mixed up. I know my hen is definitely an Asian Blue but I am not 100% sure of my roo. Looking at other people's pictures makes me think he could be.
It appears these are not a pure breed chicken. They are sold as broilers. The good part is the females are supposed to be exceptional layers and otherwise also make good meat chickens. They seem perfectly capable of sustaining themselves. The next generation would probably be completely different. This is ok with me. I just ordered 15 pullets from Purely Poultry for April shipping. Great price and free shipping 15 min chickens. I'd rather be raising pullets than a bunch of roosters. I already have 6. I enjoyed seeing what others have since there is not much info out there about them.
Efowl also offers them but straight run only.
And I am very happy with my birds. My rooster does a great job with the hens. He is easy to handle and not even slightly aggressive even though he is massive (a little over knee high). My little rooster actually picks on him. My hen mostly keeps to herself. But if she sees a cat, she gets a little aggressive and starts chasing it.
I just hatched chicks from my production reds and isa browns with my asian blue as the rooster. I am very happy with these chicks. They are big and fast growing.
This is a pullet 4.5 months old. Looks like a black sex link to me, except maybe more tannish color than red neck feathers?? IMO.... I think they tacked an attractive name on a barnyard mix bird. I am enjoying them none the less and look fwd to eggs from them.
Asian blue top pic, black sex link bottom pic
I currently have two eggs from my asian blue hen in the incubator. I guess we'll see if the next generation looks like the parent stock or not.
All of the pictures on this thread are missing one extremely important breed characteristic: varying golden and chestnut breasts. Almost every Asian blue has some varying degree of golden or chestnut on their breast. The amount varies from a touch only seen in perfect lighting to the gold infecting the wings with their color and pattern. In terms of pattern, it varies to a high level. some have entirely chestnut feathers, while some have laced, while some have a black feather with the last 1/4 of the feather being gold or chestnut. For the rooster, this still runs true but they have a chestnut bar across their back and wings and have an almost entirely chestnut head... And BillWhite , the ONLY place you can get them is through Efowl (a middle man) or straight through Hoover's, who I am almost sure bred them. But get them through TSC because Hoover's has terrible customer service (Sent me wrong breed and 1 wrong sex, why I have Asian blues) and Efowl cannot help Hoover's problem by buying from them. Wisterialove , It is not a cockerel UNLESS you see and hear him crowing. Trust me, I've been there. Wrong feather pattern, color, and comb and wattle size to be a cockerel. definitely a pullet.
Edited by 2Spooky4Me - 3/24/16 at 4:55pm