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Andalusion Chicken Breed

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Andalusion Chicken Breed

The Andalusion chicken breed has feathers that are edged with a dark shade that is almost black. The males have a rich black plumage with a bluish tint. The female’s plumage is a blue slate color. The Andalusion chicken breed was named after the province in spain where was originated and is 1 of the oldest mediterranean breeds.

The blue variety is the only variety accepted in the american standard. The Andalusion chicken breed is closely related to the black spanish breed that was developed in 1846. When two of the blue varieties mate some of the chicks come out blue, some are black, and are splash. The blue variety is produced by mating a black and a splash together. The Andalusion chicken breed is a white egg layer.

Andalusion Chicken Breed Profile

Class: mediterranean

Variety: blue

Weight:     rooster:7lbs     hen:5.5lbs     cockerel:6lbs     pullet:4.5

Comb: medium single, the rooster’s is erect with 5 points, the hen’s comb has the first point erect and the rest droop to one side

Legs: long, slate colored toes and shanks

Tail: full and long, the rooster’s is carried at 40 degrees and the hen’s at 30 degrees

Eggs: large and white