What makes your Blue Andalusian Chickens so special? They’re rare.
They get their beautiful coloring from a partial dilution of melanin, which gives the breed it’s trademark color. You’ll discover that not all Andalusians are blue; some are off-white, some are black, and others are blue. Blue Andalusian chickens will have smooth, white earlobes, a single crest and have well-defined points when they mature. They’ll have white skin, four toes, and black feet.
Your chicks will feather and mature quickly. You’ll find their cockerels will often begin crowning in about 7 weeks. Expect your roosters to weigh about 7 lbs. and your hens will weigh about 5.5 lbs. when they’re full grown.
You’ll love these chickens because hens because they’re known to lay about 165 white eggs per year, weighing in at 70-80 grams a piece. Your eggs will most likely be larger if you have a blue-bred white hen.
Breeders in Andalucia, Spain developed the chicken. Small farmers and hobbyists love them because each hen will lay about 3 large, white eggs per week, even in winter. These small, active chickens aren’t broody. They won’t tolerate colder climates. They were developed in the Mediterranean, after all. Your Andalusian chickens are designed for range foraging.
The Blue Anadalusian chicken temperament is active. They’ll tolerate confinement but they’re not particularly docile.