Blue egg layers??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Araylee, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. Araylee

    Araylee Out Of The Brooder

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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!
     
  2. ddmiddle7

    ddmiddle7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    silkies
     
  3. ozark_chickies

    ozark_chickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Now I want silkies.
     
  4. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    silkies dont lay blue eggs
     
  5. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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

    orpingtonbabies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Now I want silkies.

    Quote:Just so every one's clear, Silkies do NOT lay blue eggs.
     
  7. poseygrace

    poseygrace Chillin' With My Peeps

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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...[​IMG]) 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?
     
  8. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    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)
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2011
  9. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  10. jermoatc

    jermoatc Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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