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Blue egg laying breed questions.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Citron_d'uccle, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. Citron_d'uccle

    Citron_d'uccle Chirping

    Aug 15, 2011
    Fort Worth, TX
    What breeds lay a medium to dark blue egg? I know Ameraucana and Araucana breeds lay a blue egg, but most eggs I have seen are light blue. I am interested in darker blue eggs. Anyone know where to buy these breeds? Thanks.

  2. Meara

    Meara Songster

    Jan 23, 2011
    Good question. I know some Ameraucana breeders have succeeded in breeding for a stronger blue egg color, but it is at most Robin's egg blue. Very attractive, but I wouldn't call it dark.
  3. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Songster

    Oct 9, 2010
    As in, Indian Myna blue? Cause as far as I know, none yet... [​IMG]
  4. Try emus.


  5. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Songster

    Oct 9, 2010
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  6. Svarthona

    Svarthona Songster

    Oct 4, 2009
    Now the question arises how to cross an emu with a chicken [​IMG]

    Seriously though, I wonder how much the blue depends on if it's a single or double dose of the blue egg laying gene...
    Are eggs of birds with a double dose of the gene "more" blue and is it possible to tell the difference in O/o vs. O/O by the shade/deepness of the blue?
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    A chicken with a darker blue egg?

    Each strain differs, if you want the darkest/richest most people know of, go for Blue Wheaten/Wheaten Ameraucanas, preferably from Jean Ribbeck's or Peachick's birds. They're not the BLUEst but they sure are the richest!

  8. pinkchick

    pinkchick "Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"

    May 30, 2008
    Washington State
    Quote:I LOVE EMU EGGS! I have a blown one sitting on my desk where I can look at it every day! I like to think of it sort of like my crystal ball...I mean crystal egg. [​IMG] Emu eggs are GORGEOUS! Simply Gorgeous!

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