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UK Fenton Blues and Blue Belles

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by QuillPen, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. QuillPen

    QuillPen Out Of The Brooder

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    Is anyone familiar with these chickens?

    I found the name "Fenton Blue" in a book I have and looked it up on line. This is the site:

    www.fentonpoultry.co.uk

    Acording to my book, this is a hybrid that lays soft blue and green eggs. IMO, it's a really pretty bird.

    Fenton Poultry also has Blue Belles that are descibed as being a "blue bird that lays a brown egg with a plum blush". I think I've seen them elsewhere on line, but again, in the UK.

    I wish there was a supplier of British chicken breeds. Maybe there is? (Wish!!) They have great varieties, I think.

    I thought it would it be neat if we Mountaineers had Fenton Blues in our flocks, just like we have the Fenton Glass Factory in our state! [​IMG]
     
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  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    They sure are pretty!
     
  3. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    Boy, you just can't find them anywhere else [​IMG] I looked and looked. Can you get birds shipped from the UK, or are customs too strict?
     
  4. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    Is it possible they go by a different name here in the US?
     
  5. QuillPen

    QuillPen Out Of The Brooder

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    Don't know. Maybe someone with more experience than me can tell us!
     
  6. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2007
    Ophir, CA
    Oh I love those Fenton blues. From my understanding there is no importing birds from the UK, but if you find out differently, please post on here!!
     
  7. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    It must be their own breed. I cannot really find it anywhere else and the name of their farm is Fenton. The Cream Legbar that it is bred from also lays blue eggs and from what I gather is a mix of Leghorn, Barred Rocks, EEs and something crested ????? Maybe you could breed your own ???? If you could just know the formula [​IMG]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cream_Legbar here is some more info. But apparently these too are an UK breed [​IMG] Maybe you could set out to breed together the breeds used to create Legbars... [​IMG] Maybe you could get lucky [​IMG]
     
  8. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    Guess that avian flu crap has their panties in a bunch. They're banned all importing from just about everywhere! Not that it matters much since there's a $15 a day fee and a min of 30 days [​IMG] But, I am interested to see if there are breeders already here in the US that are just obscure enough to stay off the radar.
     
  9. QuillPen

    QuillPen Out Of The Brooder

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    Do import/export rules apply to eggs, too? Is avian flu passed to offspring through the egg?

    I don't know much about eggs, other than my grandma, my mom and, now, I pull that long, tough thing off of the yolk before we mix it in something! [​IMG]

    I digress. [​IMG]

    Would the eggs be too long in transit to hatch or would they get too shaken up travelling so far?
     
  10. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    I know there was someone that imported marans eggs from the UK a few years back. The crests come from the UK araucaunas, they have a different standard than we do. You could probably create them, having legbars would be great because they are an auto sexing breed, in other words, a pure breeding sexlink.
     

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