Whiting True Blue
Dr. Tom Whiting, a poultry geneticist specializing in developing feathers for the fly-fishing industry, developed the Whiting True Blue. With his broad background in poultry genetics, he developed this breed to lay a consistent blue egg as you can see in the photo. These are not Araucanas, Ameraucanas, or 'Easter Eggers', they are their own breed. The birds will have varying feather patterns and coloration, which will add color and beauty to your flock.
They will breed true for egg color, but will segregate into a myriad of plumage colors. Leg color will vary with plumage color.
Egg size will start out with medium size eggs and progress to large eggs given adequate nutrition.
There will be limited numbers available, so order early if you would like to receive these unusual birds in your flock.
Due to demand we are limiting orders to 25 per week.
What are the mature weights of Whitings?
The average mature weight of Whiting True Blues are 6-7 lbs.
Did Dr. Whiting develop this breed by artificially genetically modifying them (putting another species genes into a chicken to achieve the desired egg color) or by selectively breeding (keeping the best of the best a breeding to achieve the desired color egg)?
Dr Whiting developed the Whiting True Blue breed by selective breeding.
I live close. Can I pick them up. Can I just get 4?
The whitings are sold out for this year. Sorry. For a local pick up the minimum order is 10.
what are your hatching egg prices?
We do not sell hatching eggs for true blues. The eggs are sold in assortments only.
Are these cold hardy??
Yes, they are cold hardy birds.
high quality layerI ordered 5 of these last year, the order, which included about 30 birds was lost by the USPS and half of the birds died.....but none of these. A second order was sent out free of charge by McMurray and all of the chicks made it, so I ended up with 10 of this breed. All were pullets, all were a beautiful variety of colors including some blue and wheaten varieties. Two had muffs. All are very Mediterranean like in their body style and laying ability. I have large amounts of large light blue eggs. They are very consistent layers. One went broody which is a pretty low percentage I think. They seem very hardy, very good at foraging, very good flyers! I think this is an amazing accomplishment considering how hardy they are and their laying ability. I highly recommend them.
Not what I expectedDisappointed in the color, 3 of mine lay white eggs. The others I get a better shade of blue from easter eggers. I bought over 25 of these, should have gotten easter eggers and saved the money.
Whiting True Blue
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