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I need blue eggs! I NEED blue eggs! So if I want a blue-egg maker (not green or olive, just blue) can I get either the Auracana or Americauna? (not EE) Of those two breeds, which lays MORE eggs? Am I missing a breed that lays blue eggs?

Thanks!

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silkies

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silkies


Now I want silkies.

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silkies dont lay blue eggs

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Originally Posted by Araylee 

I need blue eggs! I NEED blue eggs! So if I want a blue-egg maker (not green or olive, just blue) can I get either the Auracana or Americauna? (not EE) Of those two breeds, which lays MORE eggs? Am I missing a breed that lays blue eggs?

Thanks!


Cream Legbars also lay blue eggs, but they are only available in limited numbers from Greenfire Farms, who just imported them.

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My backyard flock: 9 Araucana girls, 2 Araucana boys, 1 Olive Egger!

 

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silkies


Now I want silkies.


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silkies dont lay blue eggs


Just so every one's clear, Silkies do NOT lay blue eggs.

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I have an EE that lays the most beautiful shade of turquoise egg, but you are right, there is no guarantee with an EE that it won't be green or olive. The best way to guarantee blue is to know the lineage, and what the parents were laying (well, the hen, since roos don't lay...big_smile)  For the roo, you could find out about the grandma I guess. A reputable breeder could easily give you that info. Good luck!

Out of curiosity, why the NEED for blue eggs? I love them too, I just wondered if you have a science project or something?

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Araylee

I think you are looking for Ameraucana or Araucana.  The latter being rumpless chickens. 

Here is info. from their website.  My brown egg layers have white on the shell insides, so the brown is produced by the hen as the 'bloom' that is the final coating on the egg.  The blue layers have shells that are blue all the way through from what I hear.  Some EE chickens will lay blue-green or near blue eggs.  It is important to Ameraucana fanciers not to confuse them with Easter Eggers..

http://www.ameraucana.org/faq.html

Edited for misspelling Ameraucana....can't even spell it.  ;O)


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

In every generation there has to be some fool who will speak the truth as he sees it. - Pasternak

 

BYC page:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chickats-page

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post #9 of 19

I hear ya! I want a pair of Americaunas just to change up my egg bowl. Oh well, I'm happy with my girls and this is the most we can have in the space we have. Bummer.

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I understand that you MAY get a blue egg from an ameraucana but if you want a guarateed blue egg you have to get a pure bred Auracana.

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5 Easter Eggers, 3 Olive eggers, 1 blue splash Maran, 2 Anconas, 2 Silver Laced Wayndottes, 2 Barred Rocks, 2 White Rocks, 3 Speckled Sussex,and 2 Black Australorps. Having too much fun.
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