Blue was the first proper colour I bred, on a visit to Yorkshire I was lucky enought to get a splash hen,and on a later visit a blue from Will Burdett OBE. They have been crossed whit blacks&blue over the last couple of years, and now I also have a splash lad from the great man to throw in the mix as blues are a difficult mix to get right- even blue-dark head&eye-good lacing. In 2011 ,my own blue hens got 1st and 2nd in the Hen class at the National,the hen that got a 2nd also got cards at the National & Federation shows 2010 so it goes to show good Oington hen will keep on getting the result for you year after year. I have also had a 1st in the Northampton & District Club shwo 2010,and a 2nd whit another hen at the Reading and District Bantan Show 2012. I hope to gain more success whit this wonderful colour.