The original ancestors of the Andalusian came from Spain, but British poultry fanciers are believed to be the ones to really perfect the breed. The Andalusian is most well-known for its striking blue plumage, with ground color of slate blue and each feather laced with darker blue. Their large red combs, wattles, and white earlobes make a stunningly beautiful bird. They have an active disposition and are known to be excellent foragers. The males will develop a large, full tail at maturity along with long flowing saddle and hackle feathers. Like all Mediterranean breeds, they are able to handle hot temperatures well. This breed hatches black, blue, and splash coloring; there is no guarantee what color you will receive.