Bluebell hen?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by goatman303, Feb 20, 2015.

  1. goatman303

    goatman303 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone,

    Does anyone know what cross makes the Bluebell Hybrid? I thought it was a Blue Copper Maran over a RIR but I don't know for sure.

    Thanks Ian.
     
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2015
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Blue Copper Marans and RIRs were used in the development of the Bluebell, but it's not as simple as just crossing those two breeds in a straight cross as re-crosses and other breeds came into play as well when Meadowsweet Poultry developed them. There is a very informative thread discussing the origins of the Bluebell at http://www.practicalpoultry.co.uk/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1392742466/12.
     

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