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i remember reading somewhere about a new breed in south america that lays purple eggs?    i think it was a chicken book i read.    but what would the breed be?
if anyone has one of these chickens i would be happy.

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post #2 of 179

My Barred Rock sometimes lays an egg with a lavender tint...

But I've never seen a purple egg.

That said Ruth on here has some amazing multicolored eggs.

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post #3 of 179

I recently had a quail lay a bizarre purple/gray colored egg. It was definitely not blood. I still have the egg, I can't bear to throw it away or eat it, it's just too cool looking...so pretty soon I'm going to have a rotten purple egg lol

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post #4 of 179
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Originally Posted by BlueMottie 

I recently had a quail lay a bizarre purple/gray colored egg. It was definitely not blood. I still have the egg, I can't bear to throw it away or eat it, it's just too cool looking...so pretty soon I'm going to have a rotten purple egg lol


You can always blow the contents out and keep it forever! big_smile Or, if you just let it sit for a few months in a well ventilated place, the yolk will dry up and become a little rattle. As long as the air can easily get to it, shouldn't smell while it's drying smile

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post #5 of 179

Also, I searched around, and purple tinted eggs have been reported in South Asia from Araucanas. That's all I can find about'em though sad I'd love to see one!

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Originally Posted by Mary Of Exeter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BlueMottie 

I recently had a quail lay a bizarre purple/gray colored egg. It was definitely not blood. I still have the egg, I can't bear to throw it away or eat it, it's just too cool looking...so pretty soon I'm going to have a rotten purple egg lol


You can always blow the contents out and keep it forever! big_smile Or, if you just let it sit for a few months in a well ventilated place, the yolk will dry up and become a little rattle. As long as the air can easily get to it, shouldn't smell while it's drying smile


Oooh, hey, that never occurred to me. Of course being clumsy and uncoordinated I'd probably squish the darn thing...so I think I'll let it sit in some corner forgotten for a few months smile

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post #7 of 179

Well if it is a chicken breed I think you actually read Green, Blue eggs.

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post #8 of 179

http://wikipediaondvd.com/nav/art/1/v.html

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than likely, it was one of those "blurple" eggs. Between blue and purple. Violet color maybe? Wish I could find pictures of them.

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post #10 of 179

I think you could use some purple eggs to go with those purple chickens tongue2

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