Valley Hatchery is delighted to present the Blue Rosecomb Bantam Chicks, a delightful choice for poultry enthusiasts seeking an ornamental breed with a rich history and vibrant appearance. These charming birds boast a unique slate-gray plumage tinged with a subtle blue hue, complemented by their pure white earlobes. The hallmark of the breed, the bright red comb, is flat and broad, fitting snugly against the head and culminating in a pronounced point at the back. The roosters are particularly striking, with their remarkably long sickle feathers adding to their elegance.
As true bantams, the Blue Rosecombs have no larger counterparts and are a breed steeped in history, tracing their origins back to the 1400s in England. The Blue variety, a testament to selective breeding, was officially recognized by the American Poultry Association in 1960, marking its significance in poultry circles.
Rearing Blue Rosecomb chicks is a journey of patience and care, as they take longer to mature compared to other breeds. However, this investment in time is rewarded with a breed that is notably hardy and proficient in foraging, adapting well to various environments.
Breeding the Blue Rosecombs comes with its own set of fascinating genetics; mating blue with blue doesn’t guarantee a purely blue offspring. Instead, it results in an intriguing mix of about one-third blue, one-third dark blue or black, and one-third splash chicks.
Not just a feast for the eyes, these birds are also known for their calm demeanor. They are not aggressive and have an inherent love for flight, although they adapt well to confined spaces. While they may not be prolific egg layers, producing 50-100 small tinted eggs annually, their tendency to go broody makes them ideal for enthusiasts interested in raising chicks.
At Valley Hatchery, we offer the Blue Rosecomb Bantam Chicks along with other varieties such as Black and Splash. Each variety brings its own unique charm and characteristics, making them a perfect addition to any collection, whether for exhibition purposes or as a captivating backyard flock. Don’t miss the opportunity to enrich your poultry experience with these beautiful, unique, and resilient birds. Order your Rosecomb Bantam chicks from Valley Hatchery today and embrace the joy and beauty they bring!