Blue Andalusian Chickens are gorgeous birds that originated from Spain and arrived in the US some time between 1850 and 1855. They are recognized for their long flowing tail and hackle feathers, large combs and wattles, and large white earlobes. They are not well suited for cold climates but do handle the heat quite well and they thrive in free range environments.
Blue Andalusian feathers are a slate gray edged with a narrow black line and roosters tend to be black along the tops of their backs. Like all blue fowl, they produce black and splash offspring as well as the blue color. Splash tend to be white with black or blue splashes. Andalusians lay 165+ large white or slightly tinted eggs annually and are known as non-sitters. Andalusians are active yet gentle.
Average mature weight: Roosters 7 lbs., Hens 5 1/2 lbs.