Bluebell chickens?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by keds, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. keds

    keds Out Of The Brooder

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    In the UK there apparently exists a type of chicken called a "bluebell"--some type of hybrid like a black or red star I think. I really think they are pretty! Are they available in the US under another name? They are a pretty blue/grey color and I'd love to learn more about them--one of my 2 month old chicks is a black star and she is really surprising me with what a sweetie she is! ( Also I hear she's going to lay alot of eggs.) So I am loving the idea of the pretty bluebells, especially if they are like the black stars! Any info is appreciated! Thanks
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    never heard of them.
     
  3. keds

    keds Out Of The Brooder

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    I googled them and they are a hybrid developed by "meadowsweet" and are also called "meadowsweet bluebells" I am thinking meadowsweet is sort if a british equivelent to ISA (as in ISA browns)? I was just wondering if a similar chicken was available in the us!

    editing---I found a link with an example: www.anniehallspoultry.co.uk/chickens/ you have to scroll down a bit. They are a Marans /RIR cross . Again I wonder if they're available in the US under another name?
     
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  4. countrygurl

    countrygurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think I've heard of them...But I've seen Easter Eggers that look similiar to what your describing.
     
  5. keds

    keds Out Of The Brooder

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    She does look rather easter eggish doesn't she? Maybe they will catch on here. I just think that's a nice looking chicken, and if she was like my black star----voila---my next pet chicken!

    It seems like maybe in England hybrid are pretty popular!
     
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  6. countrygurl

    countrygurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe you could email the breeder and ask what went into the mix.
     
  7. mikeyjp007

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    its a hybrid of a blu maran and a rhode island red.
     
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    I think they are very pretty, too.
     
  9. draye

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