Originally Posted by chicken pickin
The ideal (not correct) color for Cream Legbar is blue, green is also an accepted egg color.
With all the discussions we've had back and forth, I think that's the best way I've heard it put (ideal vs. correct). Mine are a really, really pretty light bluish green (SO impossible to catch in a photo), but more green than blue and not that robin's egg blue. I really wish Lissa's were more blue - not just because, well, yeah, blue, but also because I was hoping to be able to easily tell her eggs from Paula's for any later hatching (rather than doing any isolating or trap nesting). I specifically don't want to hatch from Paula (delightful as she is) - her auto sexing wasn't so great as a chick, and that's important to me.
Of course, Paula has been a good girl and always laid in a nest so far - Lissa on the other hand laid her first egg on the floor of the coop. (I suppose it could be Jenny, but I don't think so - she doesn't seem ready.) But what a pain to tell them apart that way... Maybe egg shape or size will help.
Has anyone here tried to put supplements in the feed to intensify the blue in their eggs? (I think I read something about marigolds?) I'm getting some marigold petals for something else (a chicken treat recipe from The Chicken Chick), and thought it might be interesting to try...
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