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Blue Eggs come from which breed of chicken ????  which breed do i need to have to get Blue Eggs ???  Does anyone sell birds that lay only Blue Eggs ??? to lay 90% Blue  Eggs ???
Tell us about your Blue egg layers ....... tell us if you have any forsale ........ i know a lot of people LOVE the Blue Eggs !!!!!

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If you go to the breed section on the main page it tells you what color of egg each breed lays. I only know of 3 breeds that lay blue eggs
Ameraucana's and Aurcanas(sp) and Some Easter Eggers.

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a very loving and patient  husband  4 kids 2 daughter 2 sons 2 granddaughters 6 dogs, 6 cats, 1 ferret,
3 bantams 2 Plymouth barred rock. 2  buffs 1 Red star sex links , 1 black star sex links, 2 Australops, 1 Very sweet bantam rooster. 2 barnyard mix hens                                           
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Easter Eggers all carry the blue egg gene. They are a mutt variety not a breed.

Ameraucana, Araucana and Cream legbars are the blue gene breeds.

Here on BYC you'll see EE's and many Ameraucana, Araucana not so much, in the hatching eggs for sale section.

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Originally Posted by schellie69 

If you go to the breed section on the main page it tells you what color of egg each breed lays. I only know of 3 breeds that lay blue eggs
Ameraucana's and Aurcanas(sp) and Some Easter Eggers.


and cream legbars wink  but only one place to get those....

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Krista- mom to 7 with an amazingly understanding husband   . chocolate runners, b/b/s orps, jubilee orps, bantam chocolate orps, project lf choc orps, blue breda fowl and a some cool exotic hens for eating eggs

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Originally Posted by Egghead_Jr 

Easter Eggers all carry the blue egg gene. They are a mutt variety not a breed.


This isn't true.  Because EE's are not a breed but rather a mix of breeds there is no guarantee that every EE willcarry the blue egg gene. There are many people on this board who thought the same thing and were very dissappointed when their brids laid brown eggs.

Pea combs are linked to the blue egg gene but this also doesn't guarantee that the bird has 2 copies to lay a blue egg.  Since the blue egg gene is dominant it will always show up but more than likely in a shade of green (a bird that has the blue egg gene and brown egg gene will lay green).

If you want a bird that lays blue guaranteed, look for an Ameraucana breeder that focuses on egg color.  Some Ameraucana breeders are more focused on the birds conformation so egg color takes a back seat and can sometimes be a sea-foam green to pale blue.

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GOOD INFO !!!!!

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Originally Posted by Bravo 
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Originally Posted by Egghead_Jr 

Easter Eggers all carry the blue egg gene. They are a mutt variety not a breed.


This isn't true.  Because EE's are not a breed but rather a mix of breeds there is no guarantee that every EE willcarry the blue egg gene. There are many people on this board who thought the same thing and were very dissappointed when their brids laid brown eggs.

Pea combs are linked to the blue egg gene but this also doesn't guarantee that the bird has 2 copies to lay a blue egg.  Since the blue egg gene is dominant it will always show up but more than likely in a shade of green (a bird that has the blue egg gene and brown egg gene will lay green).

If you want a bird that lays blue guaranteed, look for an Ameraucana breeder that focuses on egg color.  Some Ameraucana breeders are more focused on the birds conformation so egg color takes a back seat and can sometimes be a sea-foam green to pale blue.

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and cream legbars wink  but only one place to get those....

 I know this post is old but I will take the chance  - where???

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/clover-run-swap-page

State of Maine Independent Poultry Inspector (NPIP Tester) -  Member Central Maine Bird Fanciers and Northern New England Bird Fanciers Clubs

Breeding: Silkies - LF Cochins - Pure Ameraucanas - BBS and W/BW - Heritage Delawares - Black Copper Marans - OliveEggers - EasterEggers - Super Blues In the Hutches: Silver Fox - Creme d Argents -...

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http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/clover-run-swap-page

State of Maine Independent Poultry Inspector (NPIP Tester) -  Member Central Maine Bird Fanciers and Northern New England Bird Fanciers Clubs

Breeding: Silkies - LF Cochins - Pure Ameraucanas - BBS and W/BW - Heritage Delawares - Black Copper Marans - OliveEggers - EasterEggers - Super Blues In the Hutches: Silver Fox - Creme d Argents -...

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 I know this post is old but I will take the chance  - where???

 Private breeders.

Cream Legbars are not an acutal breed in iteself.  They are a autosexing bird, which means that they are hatched out certain colors that will determine if they are roosters or hens. They are not APA aproved.

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 Private breeders.

Cream Legbars are not an acutal breed in iteself.  They are a autosexing bird, which means that they are hatched out certain colors that will determine if they are roosters or hens. They are not APA aproved.

well, they are a breed, but a newly imported one, which is why they are not APA approved.

this is from a UK site, which is where they come from

"The Cream Legbar is quite an old, now very rare in its true form, pure breed."

saying they are not a breed makes them sound like a mutt, like an olive egger...which is the green egg laying mixes of ameraucana x marans, but cream legbars are in fact a pure breed old.gif

Krista- mom to 7 with an amazingly understanding husband   . chocolate runners, b/b/s orps, jubilee orps, bantam chocolate orps, project lf choc orps, blue breda fowl and a some cool exotic hens for eating eggs

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Krista- mom to 7 with an amazingly understanding husband   . chocolate runners, b/b/s orps, jubilee orps, bantam chocolate orps, project lf choc orps, blue breda fowl and a some cool exotic hens for eating eggs

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 I know this post is old but I will take the chance  - where???

 

 

Not only are Cream Legbars available from Green Fire Farms, who imported them from the UK to the USA, but now there are quite a number of BYC people here who are selling hatching eggs, and sometimes chicks.   Green Fire is a BYC advertiser so you can see the links on these pages sometimes...
 
 
If you check out the Legbar thread and the Cream Legbars, you will find quite an active thread
 
there are many more if you type in cream legbar in the search.
 
Are you familiar with the egg color charts??  It shows the range of eggs that are called blue....  
 
my cream legbar lays around C15 on that chart...  I think I am going to breed for A1, A7 or A15.  Realize too, that each computer monitor shows the colors in a slightly different way.  .  
 
They are BTW, just fabulous birds.....should you decide to get some, you will most likely love them.  

"Was dich nicht umwirft, macht dich starker"   "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger."-Friedrich Nietzsche 
 

Here's a link to my BYC page:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chickats-page

Here's a link to my BYC blog of sorts http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/jottings

Are you interested in the Cream Legbar Club? use this link:  www.creamlegbarclub.com

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"Was dich nicht umwirft, macht dich starker"   "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger."-Friedrich Nietzsche 
 

Here's a link to my BYC page:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chickats-page

Here's a link to my BYC blog of sorts http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/jottings

Are you interested in the Cream Legbar Club? use this link:  www.creamlegbarclub.com

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