Anyone have anything nice to say about Blue Andalusians?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by DeanH, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. DeanH

    DeanH New Egg

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    I've noticed a lot of negative comments about these birds (flighty, scared of people, etc), but I'm wondering if anyone has had any positive experiences with this breed.
     
  2. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Bad things?? Oh heck no!! I love my Blue Rooster and he's a spoiled rotten brat who insists on being picked up for his rooster hug. He's friendly, calm, protective of his lady friends, and loves french fries and spaghetti.
    Like any other animal if you pay the proper attention to them and take the time with them you should, they are wonderful loving creatures.
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  3. DeanH

    DeanH New Egg

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    Thank you. I have three 3 month old pullets that I picked up this morning, and I'm glad to hear they're not as evil as everyone seems to let on.....

    Do you let them free range? I've read they don't like confinement, so maybe that helps as well...

    In any case, mine are cooped up for the day, but I intend to let them free range tomorrow morning along with the flock of ducks.
     
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  4. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    They do free-range. I have a small coop, a Lowe's playhouse that some are comfortable in at night, but Blue and Penny roost on my front porch right next to the door under the porchlight. I can't say enough good things about them.
     
  5. punkin

    punkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 Blue Andalusians that are in a run & coop. I have read that they do not do well in confinement, but mine are flourishing. Mine are really sweet and not flighty at all. When I open the door to the run, they are the first ones to greet me. And as for treats, they jump up and down to see what's in the bowl before I can set it down.

    I got them when they were about 16 weeks old. The man that I got them from had 4 young kids who were always handling them. I would like to get more some day.
     
  6. DeanH

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    I'm getting the impression that it's all in the raising--mine are 3 months old, but a little skittish right now, which is understandable. I'm betting they'll be fine....

    Thanks for your input...
     

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