An Andalusian Thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Ariel301, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Kingman Arizona
    I can't seem to find a thread on here we go. I don't have any, but plan to get some in the future. I love their look and their coloration. So, those of you who have Andalusians (blue or otherwise) tell me about them. Share pictures, of course!
  2. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 23, 2008
    Central Louisiana

    Well this is a pleasant surprise! I dont' think anybody ever wanted to know or see anything about Andalusians.

    Here's my Merry & Heidi when they were younger--- I have some very nice Blue Andalusians--hatched from Okiehen's stock--I have a black, light blue, dark blue & splash hens & a splash & black roos -- the hens are very good, consistent layers of medium to large white eggs, & I already have a couple people who want chicks or fertile eggs--they are great for our hot, humid climate because they are lightweight but keep laying no matter what the temps & they are fun -- not "in-your-lap" (except some of mine like to fly up on my shoulders when I'm sitting out in the pen) they are intelligent & curious & always into something. I love my Andalusians!

    I plan to put my splash roo over my 2 blue, splash & black hens in a few weeks, so I will be able to have eggs which will produce blue & splash chicks.

    edited to add; that might be my blue roo I hatched --he is in Mississippi now w/my cousins' flock - it's been a while since I even looked for pics of them. I will try & get current pics this weekend to add. Merry is a beautiful dark laced blue & Lucy is almost a light grey, Heidi is a splash & Carmen is jet black. My roos are Splash Gordon, a splash roo, & Black Jack, a black roo (who chases his tail)!
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2009
  3. AZKat

    AZKat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2009
    I've got a Blue Andalusian. She's a hatchery bird from MPC, but she's a very pretty girl. She's easily the smallest of my girls, but she's the top hen, as she doesn't take crap from anyone [​IMG] She is inclined to fly, and can get out of our run with ease, since the walls are only 5 feet tall. My husband is going to be covering over the top of the run soon, to deal with this. Because of the flightiness, I don't think I'll get another Andalusian, but I like her personality, and her looks.
  4. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 10, 2007
    Central Virginia
    I love Andalusians! They are such funny little birds. So friendly and curious.

    This is Storm.

  5. Here is a pic of our young blue Andulusians with our Dominiques:


  6. Hens and Roos

    Hens and Roos Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 6, 2009
    Cottage Grove, WI
    We are planning on getting some this coming spring as our daughter is planning on raising them for 4-H.
  7. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Hahira, GA
    Here's some of our d'anvers


    and the cool thing is you get splash out of them too!

  8. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Kingman Arizona
    It's good to hear they do well in heat, as the summer temperatures here can be over 100 for weeks at a time. I'll be sure to get a good roof over my pen before getting them, if they are flighty. I've got 7 foot fences, but don't want to risk them getting out during the night because we have a lot of predators. I do let my birds free-range in the day when I can be home to watch them though.

    How well are they laying for you, those who have them?

    Beautiful D'Anvers, Boggy Bottom, but I'm looking for Andalusians in this thread. [​IMG]
  9. BlackBart

    BlackBart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    My blue's are a bit flighty, but friendly and I hand raised them.
    Mine look like lauralou's. Darker neck feathers and the body feather's are lighter and laced.
    I think they are tough little birds, smart, not big eaters.
    Mine lay approx. every other day or so. A white egg, smaller than a full sized chicken's egg.
  10. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Hahira, GA
    Quote:AH you ment the breed not the color as those are andalusian blues, just in d'anver! I got ya...

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