The Hunt for the Blue Andalusian

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Sylvie, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. Sylvie

    Sylvie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know of a seller of show quality Blue Andalusian chicks?
    To be specific, I prefer not splash or any color other than blue.
    I know the blue chicks are fairly true to color at hatch.

    Or am I just going to have to take my chances with a hatchery? Is there a hatchery that is known for better B. Andalusians?
     
  2. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

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    Look under the forum on Breeders & Backyard Hatcheries--there are a couple stickies at the top listing BYC breeders & what breeds they raise.
     
  3. erin0415

    erin0415 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found this hatchery and I was thinking of ordering some of their blue andalusions, among other breeds. I was actually checking out their polish when I came across their blue andalusions. I don't know anything about blue andalusions, but I just thought they were really pretty.

    http://www.leonvalleytradingco.com/BlueAndlusian.html
     
  4. erin0415

    erin0415 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey TerriLaChicks. We registered the same day!!
     
  5. Hattie the Hen

    Hattie the Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi there, I'm no help as to breeders in the US as I'm in the UK but I want to say that they are lovely birds to keep. I had two blue boys and they were both absolute charmers and so beautiful to have around in the garden. They are very gentle and friendly but very flighty and they have problems with frost-bite on their combs & wattles in cold weather Good luck with your search--I'm going to hatch some come spring if my "Little Hen" will do her bit for the cause.
     
  6. Sylvie

    Sylvie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks TerriLaChicks. I wasn't sure where to post this question and that may have been a better choice. I will certainly have a look at those stickies.
     
  7. Sylvie

    Sylvie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:erin0415, That is a great link, I'll check them out, thanks!
     
  8. Sylvie

    Sylvie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My area gets pretty cold but mostly deep snow. I know that I'll need to give the combs/wattles extra care but I think it's worth it. I saw some gorgeous Blue girls at our county fair and couldn't quit looking at them.
    Well, I have some flighty girls in my flock so a few more won't upset me, lol! I admit I was surprised at first.

    I hope your Little Hen comes through for you!
     
  9. sandypaws

    sandypaws Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i got some BA from McMurray this last year.. was very upset.. out of 18 chicks only 3 grew up to be blue.. most were black, a few splash..

    i got some blue cochins from IDEAL all of them were blue xcept, 2 black and 2 white/splash(out of 20)
     
  10. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Superior Farms has some excellent blue Andalusians. You can order chicks or eggs this coming spring.

    The birds in the link posted by erin are alright, but a good Andalusian should have good lacing as well. Plus, the white in the tail makes me nervous...makes me wonder how her offspring will turn out.
     

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