Monday, January 11, 2010

Goatucation: Really Chickucation - The Blue Andalusian

So today I am going to teach you all about Blue Guy or as he is more formally known - The Blue Andalusian Rooster.  Blue Guy is our exotic rooster. When the male person ordered his chicks last spring he received one exotic. If you remember, we didn't know what that little chick was going to be for quite a while.

But that little chick grew up to be Blue Guy.




He is a pretty rooster, isn't he.  
The Blue Andalusian is named after the Province of Andalusia in Spain and is one of the oldest Mediterranean Breeds. The lovely slate blue color came about by breeding black and white birds.  Sometimes if you breed two blues together you will get a white bird - isn't that funny?

They are decent egg layers (well not the roosters!) and very fast runners. I can attest to that. I have seen Blue Guy tear across the goat pen like a crazed bird! Usually to attack the publicist!

I hope you liked learning about Blue Guy's breed of chicken.

Tomorrow:  More video!

15 comments:

  1. Blue Guy is gorgeous ! I always enjoy learning about and see different chickens.It is very hard to have restraint when those hatchery magazines come in the mail! I want some of all kinds!

    Thank you for your kind comments at my blog.

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  2. Blue Guy is beautiful. I did get some blue Andalusian chicks last year but then we had a chicken respiratory problem and all my chicks died and it was dreadful. I am going to order some again this year because they are just so pretty. I hope mine will be as lovely as yours.

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  3. hmmmm.....so blue guy attacks the publicist? when i was little, i had a rooster named joe. he attacked me all the time. why do they do that?

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  4. He is quite a handsome rooster!

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  5. I have just dubbed that handsome guy "Blue Andy".

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  6. It's really a pretty bird! How weird that two blues make a white though!

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  7. Still trying to figure out how you get white when combining two blues!

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  8. The blue guy makes me want a beautiful, er I mean handsome Rooster... We have hens no rooster at this time. Blue Guy is just so handsome!

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  9. He's so gorgeous I don't even want to eat him!

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  10. Blue Guy is very pretty! It was interesting learning more about him!

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  11. I wish I'd known about the name Blue Andalusian when I was looking at baby names...it has a way of rolling off the tongue.

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  12. He is one handsome guy--I have to say.

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  13. Blue Guy really is a handsome rooster. You all are a fine looking bunch at that farm!

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  14. That was really interesting. Do you think the publicist can use her new video camera to capture Blue Guy chasing her? I would love to see it.

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