The self blue color variety is officially recognized in large fowl. The self blue color variety can be challenging to work with. Generally speaking, the color is prone to have feather quality issues and males can experience problems with proper melanization and brassiness. You can be successful with this color variety via careful selection, raising them properly and educating yourself regarding the underlying genetics of the color variety. Our self blue chicks are $12 each plus $50 express shipping and a $5 chick shipping box when available. If express shipping is higher or lower to your zip code, I will bill or reimburse you accordingly. A special thank you to Harry Shaffer, Jean Ribbeck, Paul Smith and Sharon Yorks. We used some birds from their lines in the initial stages of developing our line.