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Laying Purple Eggs?????

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A facebook friend asked this question and I want to present it to everyone here. I'm very curious myself to hear the answer.

 

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i have alot to learn and i get that put in my face nearly every day. stumped . a gentleman asked me what kind of chicken lays purple eggs. he said he seen the eggs but didn't know what breed laid them one of those thoughts that repeatedly come to mind randomly. mostly for me since that is my favorite color. so if any of my fb friends knows please share so i can go on to next vit (very important thought) thanks

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A Chilean Tinamou is a chicken-like bird that lays a dark (and very shiny) purple egg.  They are not actually a chicken though, but some people do keep them as part of their backyard flock. 

 

A Marans egg with the bloom still on it can appear purple as well, when wet it will look brown again, then purple when dried. 

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wife to super-hubby, homeschooling mama to 4 amazing kids, 1 golden retriever, 1 chocolate lab, 1 white fur-ball house kitty, a part bengal kitty, and some chickens~ 1 cream legbar, 1 delaware, 1 easter egger,  1 olive egger, 1 LC  orpington, 1 silver laced cochin,

 

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Chilean Tinamou..... cute.  Looks like a guina/chicken... or a gicken..wink.png

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Thanks for the fast replies! Some one just pointed out in the Facebook page an English Croad Langshan lays a purplish egg!! I just searched them and they are beautiful chickens but as also pointed out almost impossible to find in the USA. Anyone have them? I want about 6 of these chickens, LOL!!

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croad_Langshan

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post #5 of 7
Oh, I'd love purple in my basket!
At the very least, wipe the poop off your feet before getting in the car.

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At the very least, wipe the poop off your feet before getting in the car.

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Good night sweet Trousers, The Derp Club will miss you.
Treasure the love you recieve above all. It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished. Og Mandino
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Someone saw my pic of a Marans egg and said it was red (he also asked if it was a dragon egg - no he's not even a kid!), so I guess perception changes the colour too.

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Friesians, Sebrights, Barnevelders, Araucanas, Cream Legbars, Dutch Bantams, Vorwerks, an Appenzeller Spitzhauben, a Sabelpoot and a few crosses .

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Someone saw my pic of a Marans egg and said it was red (he also asked if it was a dragon egg - no he's not even a kid!), so I guess perception changes the colour too.
LMAO your right perception smells like preparation
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