About Andalusian Chickens
chickens are blue feathered birds originally from Spain. Their origin is not
entirely known, but the earliest records of it date back to the 1840’s.Their deep
blue feathers make them very easy to spot in a crowd. Andalusians like to
explore and dislike fences and cages, they are able to fly over fences over six
feet tall. They are good foragers, explorers, flyers, egg layers, and are very
robust winter birds.
unique blue feathers are what really distinguish them from other breeds. The
feathers are an almost grey blue laced with streams of dark blue throughout
every feather. Andalusian chickens are odd because not all of their hatchlings
have blue feathers only around fifty percent will be blue. Some of the chicks
will have white feathers and others will have black feathers. However they all
carry the blue gene and can produce the blue feathered variety easily. Their
skin is a plain white color and they have a large single comb.
Andalusians have a robust nature that makes
winters fairly painless. They are natural backyard chickens, love to wander,
forage, and are not usually broody. They will fly over fences when they can to
explore. Andalusians lay a lot of large white eggs as many as 160 a year, and
they even lay eggs throughout the winter and fall.