Andalusian Chicken
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The Andalusian Chicken is an ancient breed, likely rooted in the Castilian Chicken Breed, and as such is classified as a Mediterranean Chicken.

Andalusian Chickens are easily spotted by their blue-colored plumage and white ear lobes. The cocks weigh around 7 lbs (3.2 kg) and the females around 5.5 lbs (2.5 kg).

The original Andalusian Chickens were imported to England by Mr. Leonard Barber in 1846. Not surprisingly, they were imported from Andalusia (about 25 miles from Cadiz, on the farm of Mr. Xeres de la Frontera). Americans got into the act and began importing Andalusian Chickens around 1850-1855.

Today, with the rise of other layers, the Andalusian Chicken is on the list of threatened Chicken Breeds.

Production

Andalusian Chickens are kept as white-Egg producers and though not very plump. They do have white flesh with significant Chicken Breast Meat. They run lean because they're active foragers and actually don’t do well if confined.