Blue Ameraucana Chicken from CA hatchery

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SoldierSailor, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. SoldierSailor

    SoldierSailor Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 10, 2015
    Oceanside CA
    Last year we got what we thought was Blue Andalusion chicks, turned out to be "splash"

    This is what CA Hatchery has shown for the Blue Ameraucana on their website. $32 for a chick.

    Anyone else have dealings with the hatchery, breed and price?

    We are looking for BLUE eggs and our easter eggers just started laying green. :(

    all comments welcome

  2. Firekin1

    Firekin1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2014
    Nova Scotia
    Splash is unavoidable when breeding blue to blue and many times as chicks you can't tell if the chicken is splash or a light shade of blue. However if you breed your splash to a black you'll get
  3. FowlStuff

    FowlStuff Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2016
    I'm almost positive the California Hatchery or CA Hatchery isn't a hatchery at all, but just a web business that takes orders and has them drop shipped by real hatcheries. There are several online businesses like that. Their physical address is an office in a building of office suites with lawyers sharing the building. Their website says they have a "hatchery network" and they are an "online resource for ordering poultry"...sounds like code for "we are just a middle man". Only their business name makes them sound like a "hatchery". Beware!
    If you want hybrids for eggs or meat buy directly from a real commercial hatchery.
    If you want a breed of poultry buy directly from a breeder.
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2016

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