Blue eggs are tough. Most of what you will find is blue/green. Especially most birds labeled Americaunas or Easter Eggers. Also blue is a tough color as it seems to change depending on what light it in. I know from experience that getting a true color photograph of a blue egg can be a nightmare. Several people here, including myself, raise Cream Legbars, and the eggs tend to be on blue side with some occasional bluish green. I just sold my last two available hens for the year, but I am betting if you look in the spring, you will find them for sale everywhere. They also have the advantage of autosexing - which means you know at hatch if you have a boy or girl. This is also a tough time of year to be looking for good birds.
Thank you. I may end up waiting until spring then. I think you must be the person I wrote to in Mooresville. I am the one who didn't have her chicken coop ready yet. (Diana)
That was me. Talk to me again in the spring. We can get you set up.
It really is not the best time of the year for hatching, but you might be able to get a few CCL eggs from different people to hatch yourself. I'd offer to hatch you some but I'm only getting about 5-8 eggs a week from my CCL. Given a week to collect eggs and 21 more days to set them, it would be mid December before any chicks hatched and no promises of any females.
That's OK. I appreciate the willingness to help. I couldn't do eggs or chicks anyway, even in the spring. due to my extremely limited space. That's why I have to wait to find older birds that are known to be hens
So, for people who want rare breeds, do they almost always have to order eggs or chicks from far away and raise them themselves, and then try to sell off the extras? That seems like quite a gamble, and you would need space for them until they sold, if you could even sell them. I would like an Appenzeller Spitzhauben someday, but I don't see any way of getting just one. Being new to chickens, I am discovering all sorts of breeds for my wish list, but apparently only the common ones are easy to find.
There is a member on here @pbirdhaven I believe, that raises Appenzellers. You could try sending her a pm.