These beautiful blue fowl originated in Andalusia, a province of Spain, but have long been known in England and the United States. They are magnificent to look at with their graceful, stately carriage and delicately blue-laced plumage; and this marks them as an especially fine breed for exhibition. The ideal feather color is a beautiful slatey blue with a narrow lacing of darker blue. The male has a cape of lustrous blue-black, sometimes shading almost to a dove gray, and feathers from this are fine material for tying artificial flies. Skin color is white and shanks and toes are a leaden blue. Andalusian hens are fine layers of white or slightly tinted eggs with very little tendency towards broodiness. Both sexes have long, deep bodies, well set up, with plenty of vitality. In size they are bigger than Leghorns, about the same as Minorcas.
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THE COLOR BLUE: A unique genetic feature of this breed is the constant recurrence in the offspring of not only all blue chicks, but also the black, white, and black-white colors used in the original matings many generations ago to produce these blue birds. All of these chicks carry the blue genes and when mated black on white or with other blues in turn produce many blue offspring. In our breeding flocks, however, only blue males of the finest color are used.
Approximately 50% of the baby chicks will be all blue. The other 50% will be black, white, and black/white combinations.
As a reminder, to help ensure a safe arrival to you, the minimum number of chicks for each order prior to April 1st is 25.
On and after April 1st, the minimum number of chicks required is 15. You can mix and match any type of baby chick in your order to reach the applicable chick minimum order. If ordering any bantams, we require a minimum of 15 bantams per order.
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The description "full of vitality" fits them perfectly, they were roosting on the 3rd day, and flying to my shoulder within a few weeks, fledged quickly, and began laying in 20 weeks. so different than my heavy breeds, they are wonderful petite birds who have great flight capability, good for free ranging. Seems they have a greater chance of getting away from the evil-doers.
My beautiful birds are just 6 weeks old. I have Araucanas, Red Star, Black Star, Blue Andalusians, and my exotic White Crested Black Polish. While all these birds are very friendly (except the Polish) my 5 Andalusians top the charts!!! They are incredibly calm quiet birds that have bonded to my son and I from the start. They insist on sitting on our shoulders, arms, legs, wherever they can be close to us. I recommend this wonderful breed to anyone wanting an egglayer/pet.
We are hoping to show one or more of our gorgeous Blue Andalusian girls in the county fair this year. Thank you, McMurray, for allowing us to experience this wonderful and beautiful breed !!!!
Your Blue Andalusians are great - I bought/bred about 50+ this year from various places and one of the 12 pullets from you is the best of all of them - gorgeous looking and great personality! I'm going to breed her to my best rooster and hoping for great results next year.....
In 2006 at the Kentucky State Fair, our son won the 4-H reserve grand champion of the Mediterranian Class with one of your Blue Andalusian poulets. Beautiful medium size white eggs.
We have been very impressed with our Blue Andalusian hens. They are alert, terrific foragers and are stately to behold. They are also quiet when picked up and are the favorite of my children. They have asked me, in fact, to order more.
We ordered Blue Andalusians from you last year and they are beautiful! We showed them in the Avenue of Breeds at the State Fair. A photographer took pictures of them and our rooster ended up being in the Midwest Millions Commercial for the Iowa Lottery! Thanks again for your great stock.
Despite having heard that Blue Andalusions are flighty and nervous around people, I have found our blue andalusion hen "Olga" to be an absolute delight. She has a personality all of her own, and actually comes over and "asks" to be picked up. Thanks McMurray!
Your Columbian Wyandottes are the best. With my Columbian Wyandotte rooster I've won grand champion 2 years at my county fair!
We are so pleased with our free "rare chick". "Silver" has matured into a handsome rooster now. He keeps a watchful eye over his brown egg layer hens. His proud crowing adds a nice touch around the house. "Silver" is indeed a fine example of the great birds from McMurray Hatchery.
I realy loved the product, and would buy again. had full egg production, and am very satisfied!!