The Golden Gem Mercantile is a family owned and ran small business. Our goal is to provide our customers with a variety of products and amazing experience.
**Chick not for sale online, please call or visit store if interested**
Andalusian chickens are beautiful blue breed originating from Andalusia — a province of Spain — but have been in England and the United States for a long time.
Andalusians are often used in exhibition due to their graceful, stately carriage and delicate blue-laced feathers. The ideal feather color is a beautiful slate blue with a narrow lacing of darker blue. Male Andalusians have a lustrous blue to dove gray cape, frequently used for tying artificial flies. Andalusian hens are good white egg layers, with very little tendency towards broodiness. Both sexes have long, deep bodies, white skin and clean, lead blue shanks and toes. Overall they are larger than Leghorns, and about the same as Minorcas.
THE COLOR BLUE: A unique genetic feature of this breed is the constant recurrence in the offspring of not only all blue chicks, but also the black, white, and black-white colors used in the original matings many generations ago to produce these blue birds. All of these chicks carry the blue genes and when mated black on white or with other blues in turn produce many blue offspring. In our breeding flocks, however, only blue males of the finest color are used. Approximately 50% of the baby chicks will be all blue. The other 50% will be black, white, and black/white combinations.
The Golden Gem Mercantile is a family owned and ran small business. Our mission is to provide our customers with a variety of products and an amazing experience. The Golden Gem offers our consumers the opportunity to shop a unique selection of products. We provide a venue where our customers can shop pieces by local talent, a clothing boutique, enjoy a coffee house, shop locally grown farm fresh products, and pick up your animal feed and supplies.
IT'S IMPORTANT TO GIVE IT ALL YOU HAVE WHILE YOU HAVE THE CHANCE
My husband and I have been married for 11 years. He was born and raised in this community loving farming and ranching. I was raised in Spokane Valley and easily converted into a country girl. With generations of knowledge he started formulating his own animal feed for cows, chickens, and pigs. His feed became very well known throughout the community and our surrounding areas. We both had a dream of entrepreneurship, so we decided to create a store that could be a one stop shop for the community. Together with his knowledge of animals and my love for fashion, coffee and supporting local, we created the Golden Gem Mercantile. With our three boys, two dogs, cows, chickens and our horse we are going on our 5th year and enjoying every crazy minute of it.