Looking for a case of the blues

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Swamp Roo, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. Swamp Roo

    Swamp Roo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really like blue chickens so I'm looking to get some. I'm still new to keeping chickens, so I'm not sure what breed or even what my options are. I live in SW Florida, so I'm not looking at cold weather birds. Here is my list so far:

    Orpingtons
    Ameraucanas
    Marans

    Any suggestions? Additions? I'm hoping to get them this spring, since I want to get at least one run of hatching eggs under my belt first. I'm just researching right now.

    Thanks

    Swamp
     
  2. tfpets

    tfpets Mmm, tastes like chicken

    Well,
    As far as I know, Blue in all of those breeds can be hard to come by, so start by looking up breeders, and getting on their lists NOW. It will be Spring at the soonest before you could even touch some of these birds (at least quality Blue Orpingtons, and real Blue Marans, such as Bev Davis has) Good Luck, research your breeders, and enjoy!
    Chickens are great, and you have chosen some wonderful ones to work with!
     
  3. Big Blue

    Big Blue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do not forget about the Blue Jersey Giant.
    Jim
     
  4. Rusty Hills Farm

    Rusty Hills Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw my very first Blue Plymouth Rocks on this forum and they are GORGEOUS!

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  5. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I'm personally very partial to the Blue Orpingtons, but have also since hatched a Blue Jersey Giant and have 3 Blue Silkies! You also might want to look at the Blue Laced Red Wyandotte's. They are very lovely also. [​IMG]
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Or just the plain blue wyandottes - no lacing - they all are gorgeous!

    I won't have orpington eggs until spring.
     
  7. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    We will have a great blue araucana flock this coming spring as well. The tufts on these are just gorgeous and you can't beat the colored eggs. [​IMG]

    Jody
     
  8. Badhbh

    Badhbh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And there's Blue Cochins, and White Crested Blue Polish [​IMG]
    And Blue Andalusians..
     
  9. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Quote:Please Post pictures somewhere, I'd love to see your progress [​IMG]
     
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  10. Swamp Roo

    Swamp Roo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, These are on the list:


    Orpingtons
    Ameraucanas
    Marans
    Jersey Giant
    Blue Plymouth Rocks
    Blue Laced Red Wyandotte
    araucana
    Cochins
    white Crested Blue Polish
    Blue Andalusians

    Any heat issues with these?
    I'm really leaning towards some of Miss Prissy's Blue Orpingtons, But spring is a way's off, minds change.

    Miss Prissy: Do you ship chicks or just eggs, and by when should I order? Prices? Feel free to PM if you would prefer...
     

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