Andalusian? Prairie blue eggers??

roonster

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Hi,
Andalusian, Prairie Bluebell or mixed assortment?
I bought Andalusian and Faverolles from Tractor supply, oh I have to check on date but about 6 weeks ago?
I started to notice some of the "andalusians" have pea combs. Most are blue or black, but I had 3 splash or white that didn't make it, so that color variety is normal for Andalusians. One has black with lace...she is the most curious and I like her! 😊
Tractor supply gets their chicks from Hoovers hatchery and I think I got Prairie Bluebell OR a mix?? Prairie blue have pea or single comb, and are a Andalusian cross...
They are happy and healthy! Can fly pretty well too!
I was starting to regret getting Andalusians because they aren't great in the cold and are basically free range, so if they are Prairie Bluebell's I am happy! Plus, I got a huge discount!!
 

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roonster

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I see that Andalusian is not part of the Prairie Bluebell cross...but I did read somewhere that there is some sort of Andalusian "easter egger" type cross??
 

JedJackson

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Any with pea combs are either Prairie Blue eggers or Easter eggers, which Hoover calls Americanas.

Any with single combs could well be Andalusians. They can be blue, splash or black. Looks like the second to the last bird has a single comb, but not sure if there are more.
 

roonster

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Any with pea combs are either Prairie Blue eggers or Easter eggers, which Hoover calls Americanas.

Any with single combs could well be Andalusians. They can be blue, splash or black. Looks like the second to the last bird has a single comb, but not sure if there are more.
thanks! the black one pictured on the coop door has a single comb and about half of the blue or back have single combs...
They do not appear to have any sort of muffs and have dark feet, which is how the Prairie Bluebell look in the pics, more-so than Hoovers easter eggers anyway?
 

NatJ

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Andalusian, Prairie Bluebell or mixed assortment?
You've certainly got more than one kind there.

One of the surest ways to sort them out is by what color eggs they lay-- but of course that will have to wait until they start laying.

Andalusians should lay white eggs, Prairie Bluebell Eggers should lay blue, and some other possibilities (like Sapphire Gem) would lay brown eggs.
 

roonster

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You've certainly got more than one kind there.

One of the surest ways to sort them out is by what color eggs they lay-- but of course that will have to wait until they start laying.

Andalusians should lay white eggs, Prairie Bluebell Eggers should lay blue, and some other possibilities (like Sapphire Gem) would lay brown eggs.
good one's tractor supply! lol
you can never go by the label on the bin.
I like my faverolle hens too though!! most have poor hatchery color but looking forward to seeing all these grown up!!
 

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Rhodebar Lover

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Any with pea combs are either Prairie Blue eggers or Easter eggers, which Hoover calls Americanas.

Any with single combs could well be Andalusians. They can be blue, splash or black. Looks like the second to the last bird has a single comb, but not sure if there are more.
That's what I would do too. That's not saying a Blue Egger couldn't have a single comb, but it will certainly tell you the potential Andalusians :)
 

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