Andalusian
Other Names:
Andaluza Azul, Blue Andalusian
Origin:
Spain
Egg Color:
White
Egg Size:
Large
Avg # eggs:
160/yr
Climate:
Hot cold
Comb:
Single
Standard Cock Size:
3.20 kg
Standard Hen Size:
2.50 kg
Bantam Cock Size:
0.79 kg
Bantam Hen Size:
0.68 kg

Andalusian

The Andalusian is a robust chicken breed which is known for their egg laying ability. The breed does best in warmer climates and free-range conditions, with limited confinement. The slate-blue plumage of the Andalusian is caused by a dilution gene, which, in combination with the E gene for black plumage, produces partial dilution of the melanin which gives the black color.

References

  1. http://www.heritagepoultry.org/learn/andalusian.htm
  2. https://livestockconservancy.org/index.php/heritage/internal/andalusian
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andalusian_chicken