Blue Eggs

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by goobhen, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. goobhen

    goobhen Chicks Rule

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    What breed of chicken lays blue eggs? A friend of mine gave me a dozen eggs and there were two blue eggs in it. He said he hatched them from eggs that he bought at a store that sells organic food. Theresa
    Please and thank you!
     
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  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Ameraucanas and Araucanas do.



    However the most common, popular source of blue eggs are "Easter Egger" chickens, commonly sold falsely as Ameraucanas but actually a generic "mutt" who lay blue or green eggs. [​IMG]
     
  3. goobhen

    goobhen Chicks Rule

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    Illia, You breed Armeraucanas, correct? If I were to buy Ameraucanas from a hatchery, they would in reality be Easter Eggers, correct? Are EE good layers? thank you, Theresa
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Yes and yes.


    They are indeed good layers, but they do vary. I once had an EE who was a TERRIBLE layer. I'm talking 20 eggs a year. But, most out there are really dependable. [​IMG]
     
  5. goobhen

    goobhen Chicks Rule

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    thank you for answering my question!! theresa [​IMG]
     
  6. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    The other thing you may want to know is that EE's do not all lay blue eggs. I have two that lay pink eggs and one that lays a dull olive green egg. [​IMG]
     
  7. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had 5 EE's two years ago. One laid a blue egg, two greens, one olive & one brown. [​IMG]
     
  8. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 EE's at 14 weeks, fingers crossed they are blue or green layers, maybe pink...doesn't guarantee the egg color...
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  9. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    woah woah woah my main question is really?! from eggs he bought at a store?! was this like a farmers market or a whole foods kinda thing! This is the second post where I have seen this and it is super interesting. More info please!
     
  10. Parson's Wife

    Parson's Wife Blessed Abundantly

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    Make certain you save those shells!! Beautiful eggs from EE's!
     

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