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post #11 of 179
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so this chicken might be a sub breed of an aracuna, that hasn't been imported into the U.S. yet???

i would love purple eggs
my blue egg layer became predator chow
i have 2 green layers left
people don't believe my green eggs are natural.
of course they have to make a dr. seuss reference....tongue

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post #12 of 179

I agree with Becky, LOL.

I don't think a lot of people believe me when I tell them that I have chickens that lay greenish colored eggs. hu

BTW Japanese,mille fleur Jap project,  corturnix quail, some red chickens I got at TSC, one EE and 2 EE chicks, and some really poor pyncheons, 10 ducks and 2 welsh harlequin ducklings,  one pheasant hen, one pheasant chick, one MFC chick, 2 Norwegian Jaerhon chicks.
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BTW Japanese,mille fleur Jap project,  corturnix quail, some red chickens I got at TSC, one EE and 2 EE chicks, and some really poor pyncheons, 10 ducks and 2 welsh harlequin ducklings,  one pheasant hen, one pheasant chick, one MFC chick, 2 Norwegian Jaerhon chicks.
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post #13 of 179
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Originally Posted by PurpleChicken 

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Gemma (The SilverLaced/Patridge Wyandotte Bantam) Doofy (Light Sussex) and Cinder (Gold Pencilled [?] Wyandotte Bantam) Britney (The white something freebie hen) Red (The Red something freebie hen)

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Gemma (The SilverLaced/Patridge Wyandotte Bantam) Doofy (Light Sussex) and Cinder (Gold Pencilled [?] Wyandotte Bantam) Britney (The white something freebie hen) Red (The Red something freebie hen)

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post #14 of 179
Thread Starter 

????

so i am guessing no one here has this chicken that lays purple eggs?

or are they being secretive and failed kindergarden's first lesson: sharing.

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post #15 of 179

This is the closest I have seen to purple eggs (3rd & 5th in the back) but they aren't from S. America
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/26956_imgp3673.jpg

                                                   
                                                               
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post #16 of 179

those look like my Barred Rocks eggs.

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post #17 of 179

I do not believe chickens have the mechanism that would produce a purple egg. I would be very skeptical of the information. They just do not have the ability to produce a purple pigment. A bird could lay an egg that had a mixture of protoporphyrin-IX (brown pigment) and blood; this would cause a purple egg, but once the blood released its oxygen to the air and the proteins in the blood were oxidized the purple egg would turn brown.

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post #18 of 179
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Originally Posted by Mahonri 

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.


Thanks Mahonri - I do have some interesting colors.  Here's some that people describe as purple or really pink - plus some gray ones and some olive eggs.  All the birds that laid these have the same two parents - an EE mom and a BCM dad.

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x204/chicklady/assorteggcolors.jpg

post #19 of 179

Wow, those are some neat colors.

Currently chicken-less, hoping to get a fresh start soon.
My wish-list: Old English Game Bantams, American Game, D'uccles, Japanese Bantams, Bantam Cornish, Large Fowl Cornish, Lakenvelders, Welsummers, Kraienkoppen, Andalusians, Speckled Sussex, Cubalaya, Sumatra, Easter Egger (large and bantam), Orpingtons, Iowa Blue, Marans...I think I'm going to need a lot of pens!
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Currently chicken-less, hoping to get a fresh start soon.
My wish-list: Old English Game Bantams, American Game, D'uccles, Japanese Bantams, Bantam Cornish, Large Fowl Cornish, Lakenvelders, Welsummers, Kraienkoppen, Andalusians, Speckled Sussex, Cubalaya, Sumatra, Easter Egger (large and bantam), Orpingtons, Iowa Blue, Marans...I think I'm going to need a lot of pens!
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post #20 of 179

I think what you are referring to is what we know as a plum coloured egg.
http://gallery.backyardpoultry.com/data/500/Plum_eggs.JPG
These are Croad Langshan eggs, a breed I don't think you have in the US. I also got this colour out of a Wheaten Marans X Australian Langshan
David

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