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Chickens that lay blue eggs?

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I just found out that there are chickens that lay blue or green eggs.  Is this true?  If so, where can you buy them?

post #2 of 6

Sure! They are Aracanas or Americanas. Sometimes easter eggers, too (people on here call them EEs).

I was able to buy three from a local person who had bought some from a hatchery....but mine lay somewhat of a greenish blue egg.

There are threads on here about these breeds.....they are fun birds.

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post #3 of 6

There are Araucanas - they lay blue, blue green, turquoise.  There are ameraucanas - they lay mostly blue.  Then there are the Easter Eggers.  They can lay any color depending on their parentage and if they carry the blue egg gene.  Hatcheries sell Easter Eggers even if they are listed as ameraucana/araucana.

Here are some eggs from a couple of my True Rumpless Tufted Araucana

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/19098_10-03-2010-2_064.jpg
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/19098_10-03-2010-2_062.jpg

I do sell hatching eggs.  Feel free to check out my website.

Lanae

Cashs Blue Eggs : Home of the Rumpless Tufted Araucana chicken

Цыпля́т по о́сени счита́ют. - (Don't count your chicks before autumn) - especially if their Araucana
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Cashs Blue Eggs : Home of the Rumpless Tufted Araucana chicken

Цыпля́т по о́сени счита́ют. - (Don't count your chicks before autumn) - especially if their Araucana
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post #4 of 6

I have them...take look at "My Page"  http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=33447

I sell them for about $20 a dozen plus Shipping.   I ship Priority 2-3 Days with Confirmation...and the cost depends on your zip code (I'm outside of Atlanta).

Give me a shout if you are ever interested.    ritatiller@aol.com

Thanks,
Rits

1 DH, 3 dearly loved sons, 1 free range pot-belly-hog-who-thinks-he's-a-dog, 1 mutt, Copper Marans (Bev Davis and Wade Jeane Lines), EEs, Silkies, Polish, India Blue and Pied Peafowl.  White Broad Breasted Turkeys, and West of England Tumbler Pigeons.   My BYC Page:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=33447

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1 DH, 3 dearly loved sons, 1 free range pot-belly-hog-who-thinks-he's-a-dog, 1 mutt, Copper Marans (Bev Davis and Wade Jeane Lines), EEs, Silkies, Polish, India Blue and Pied Peafowl.  White Broad Breasted Turkeys, and West of England Tumbler Pigeons.   My BYC Page:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=33447

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post #5 of 6

we raise the lavender and black ameraucanas. All of our hens lay a true sky blue egg.  I have pics, but cannot get them to show the TRUE color in a pic

Here is a link to  a recent auction of black ameraucana eggs. It has pics of our black flock
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=446468

post #6 of 6

Chances are, you're going to find or end up with "Easter Eggers" - chickens that are commonly and falsely sold as "Ameraucanas" from hatcheries, but yes, there are indeed chickens that lay blue and/or green eggs.

I myself have some beautiful, true Araucanas and Ameraucanas that lay them. I sell hatching eggs too. smile

Blue eggs on the right

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4052/4546112725_28d07910d1.jpg

Blue eggs in carton

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5121/5377238620_80e0b83f87.jpg

Ameraucana hen

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5204/5370872171_ed4bfd5598.jpg

Araucana hen

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4087/4996328244_9b84f81c36.jpg

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