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Purple eggs---- I got some, take a look

post #1 of 57
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I found me some purple eggs, I cant pronounce the bird that lays them, it belongs in the family of emu, rhea and ostrich. The bird that lays them is Chilean Tinamou.



http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/thumbs/2222_chilean_tinamou_eggs_5-12-09_001.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/thumbs/2222_chilean_tinamou_eggs_5-12-09_002.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/thumbs/2222_chilean_tinamou_eggs_5-12-09_003.jpg

Edit to say they look like chocolet in the pics, but they are a real deep dark purple......


Edited by 92caddy - 5/23/09 at 10:55pm
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post #2 of 57

Very Interesting.
Is the one on the bottom left broken?

post #3 of 57

That is amazing .. u have to breed for it and see if you can get more that lay purple eggs you might be founder of all new EE type chicken tongue

Currently owned: 1 BO, 1 RIR, 1 Ameraucana (yes true breed), 1 BR  (pullets)
On Order: 1 Australorp, 1 SLW, 1 Leghorn (Ideal 236), 1 White Silkie, 1 Barnevelder, 1 GLW (pullets), 3 pekin M/FF Ducks
Wish List: 1 BCM, 1 BLRW, 2 RGP M/F, eventually some A&M Coturnix Quail ... ?
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Currently owned: 1 BO, 1 RIR, 1 Ameraucana (yes true breed), 1 BR  (pullets)
On Order: 1 Australorp, 1 SLW, 1 Leghorn (Ideal 236), 1 White Silkie, 1 Barnevelder, 1 GLW (pullets), 3 pekin M/FF Ducks
Wish List: 1 BCM, 1 BLRW, 2 RGP M/F, eventually some A&M Coturnix Quail ... ?
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post #4 of 57

ep THOSE ARE REAL!?!?!?! They are SHINY!!! ep


 

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post #5 of 57
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Yes they are real eggs, they were blowed out to save the shells.........

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post #6 of 57

I have heard those birds are very hard to raise and to get to breed much less incubate so someone you know is doing something right i hope they are fertile

guess they arent since they are blowed out i guess i just type too slow


Edited by jbowen9 - 5/23/09 at 11:08pm
post #7 of 57
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These eggs are blowed out, no yoke inside.

the guy I got em from says hes lucky if he gets a 50% hatch rate. They are very hard to hatch, but not so hard to raise........

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post #8 of 57

I was hoping for hatching eggs, not decorative eggs.  sad
They look like real interesting birds.

post #9 of 57
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I cant afford fertile hatching eggs, so I got the next best thing, blowed eggs. I pd a nice price for those as well, but I wanted them so I got em.

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post #10 of 57

Do I even want to know (ballpark) how much hatching eggs would be?

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