Blue Star Chickens: Characteristics and Care Guide

I have Blue Star Chickens, and it’s been really fun but also a bit tricky sometimes. These chickens are special because they look cool and lay eggs in different colors. But they also need certain things to be happy and healthy, like the right food and a good place to live.

So, I will tell you about my experience with this chicken breed. You’ll learn what they’re like and how to care for them. Whether you already have chickens or are considering getting some, this guide will help you understand how to make Blue Stars happy.

Overview of Blue Star Chicken

  • Purpose: Layer/Dual
  • Comb Type: Single
  • Egg Color: Brown
  • Egg Size: Large
  • Rate of Lay: Approximately 240 eggs per year
  • Broodiness: No
  • Temperament: Docile
  • Leg Style: Clean
  • Heat Tolerance: Tolerates Well
  • Cold Tolerance: Hardy
  • Mature Rooster Weight: 8 lbs
  • Mature Hen Weight: 6 lbs

History of Blue Star Chicken 

two blue star hens in the farm

The Blue Star Chicken is a mix of two chicken breeds: the Blue Andalusian from Spain, known for its pretty blue feathers and good egg-laying, and the Barred Plymouth Rock from the U.S., known for being friendly, tough, and also good at laying eggs.

People mixed these two types of chickens on purpose to get a chicken that lays lots of eggs, is nice and strong, and has cool-looking blue or grey feathers with some black or blue spots.

Physical Appearance of Blue Star Chicken

Feather Color

Blue Star Chickens are known for their stunning blue feathers, which make them stand out. Their feathers are mostly blue, but they also have black edges, giving them a very pretty pattern. This mix of blue and black makes them look unique.

Plus, their feathers have a special quality that makes the blue color change and sparkle when the light hits them differently.

Blue Star Chicken hen


Blue Star Chickens typically fall into the category of medium-sized chickens. Their size is comparable to their parent breeds, the Blue Andalusian and the Barred Plymouth Rock. As medium-sized birds, they balance being substantial enough to provide a good amount of meat and yet manageable for backyard or small-scale poultry keeping.


Mature Blue Star Chickens display a moderate weight range. On average, mature roosters weigh around 8 pounds (3.6 kg), while mature hens usually weigh around 6 pounds (2.7 kg). These weights position them within the medium-sized category and align with their role as a dual-purpose breed, valued for both egg production and meat potential.

Blue Star Chicken Egg Color and Production

Egg Color

These chickens lay eggs with a beautiful and distinctive brown color. The brown can vary slightly among individual hens, but overall, their eggs tend to be a rich, earthy brown hue. This natural variation in egg color adds to the aesthetic appeal of collecting eggs from your Blue Star hens.

Egg Production

One of the standout features of Blue Star Chickens is their prolific egg-laying ability. These birds are specifically bred for high egg production, making them an excellent choice for those prioritizing egg yields. 

On average, a single Blue Star hen can lay up to approximately 240 large brown eggs annually. This remarkable rate of lay places them among the top-performing egg-laying breeds. This exceptional brown egg production trait can benefit those who rely on a steady supply of fresh eggs.

Blue Star Chicken Egg

Personality of Blue Star Chicken

Blue Star Chickens are really friendly and calm, which makes them perfect for families or anyone just starting to keep chickens. They’re curious and like to check out everything around them, but they’re also good at getting along with people and other chickens. They don’t tend to sit on their eggs much (which is called being broody), so they keep laying eggs regularly. People like how easy they are to handle and spend time with, which makes raising them a lot of fun.

Even though Blue Stars might cost a bit more because they’re a special mixed breed that looks really nice and isn’t always easy to find, they’re often sought after. But, since they’re a mix, the way their chicks turn out can vary more than with chickens that are all one breed, which means you might get some surprises when you hatch their eggs.

Care Guide

Blue Star Chicken in the farm

To take good care of your Blue Star Chickens, you should stick to the basics of chicken care but also keep in mind their unique needs.

First off, make sure they always have the right kind of chicken feed and plenty of clean water. This keeps them healthy and laying eggs regularly. You’ll also want to give them a safe coop and some outdoor run where they can move around and act like, well, chickens.

These birds are pretty tough and can handle different weather, but you still need to watch out for extreme cold or heat. When it gets cold, insulate their coop to keep them warm, and when it’s hot, make sure they have enough air moving through their space to stay cool.

Lastly, keep them safe from predators by using strong fences and locks on their coop. Following these tips will help your Blue Star Chickens thrive and make raising them a rewarding experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Blue Star Chickens Blue Egg Layer?

Yes, Blue Star Chickens can lay blue eggs due to the presence of the blue egg gene in their genetic makeup. While they are versatile in egg color production, their blue egg-laying capability can produce various egg colors, from blue and green eggs to even dark brown. Egg production varies from 2 to 5 eggs per week, depending on age and diet.

Is the Blue Star Chicken a Rare Breed?

Yes, the Blue Star Chicken is a rare breed, often sought after for its distinctive appearance and egg-laying characteristics. While not as widely available as some common breeds, they offer a unique addition to your flock.

Do Blue Star Chickens Lay Jumbo Brown Eggs?

While they are prolific layers of brown eggs, the term “jumbo” can vary based on individual hens. Their egg sizes typically fall within the larger range, but specific egg dimensions may vary. On average, Blue Star Chickens lay eggs of substantial size, making them a valuable addition to your egg production endeavors.

Care Your Blue Stars with Chicken Raising 101 Guide

Our Chicken Raising 101 Guide makes caring for Blue Star Chickens easy. These chickens are not just pretty; they’re also calm, great at laying eggs, and can live happily in many places. They’re perfect for anyone who likes raising chickens, whether you’re just starting or have been doing it for a while.

With our guide, looking after your chickens becomes straightforward, making your chicken-keeping journey enjoyable. Whether you want chickens for their eggs or just enjoy having them around, choosing Blue Stars is a great decision.

Amelia Quinn

Living a self-sufficient lifestyle and raising chickens has been my passion since childhood. Over the years, I've realized this dream and gained valuable hands-on experience. Today, I am committed to empowering beginners and dreamers alike, help them navigate their own journey towards self-sufficiency and poultry farming.

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