Blue eggs

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by spunkychickenmomma, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. spunkychickenmomma

    spunkychickenmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Which breed of chicken lays the bluest of the blue eggs? I have Ameracuanas but am looking for a more distinctive blue.
     
  2. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    I think the Cream Legbar does, I'll see if I can post some of the eggs....
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    The egg is actually more blue than it appears,,,it's huge egg for the bird size!
     
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  3. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Giving credit where credit is due, a man has developed a color chart for the blue egg gene. His name is F. Decmar. Here is a link to the egg color chart:
    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGA/Arau/BRKArauEgg.html

    He developed it in the UK for the British Araucana club. He took actual sampled of egg shells for the colors.

    As you can see (all the squares that line the edge of the card) - there are a large number of colors that fall into the blue egg category. Ameraucans, Araucanas and Cream Legbars all lay blue eggs. My Cream Legbar comes in at about C15 and others come in at A1 for example. Most likely the other breeds are the same. There is a range of colors that the blue-egg gene produces. HTH
     
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    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    Hi Chitkat, very helpful chart... Do you know why the chart says on it that "the colors are not accurate, for information only?"

    Thanks again. Nancy
     
  5. RainyChicks

    RainyChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Araucanas lay blue eggs, but I'm not sure what other breeds lay the bluest of bluest eggs.
     
  6. RainyChicks

    RainyChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    EEs (Easter Egger- Similar to Ameraucana and Araucana but has the Blue, Yellow, Pink, and Green egg gene. EEs are not purebred, therefore, they are not showable.) lay different colored eggs also.
     
  7. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Hi Nancy,
    here's my best guess...... they try to be very careful with the official colors and there was careful research that went into the production, but once it goes to the printer...there are so many varaiables.... ink, paper, temperature...etc. - so there could be slight variations -- and they want a disclaimer. It could be that the variations would be so subtle that they couldn't be detected by human eyes....but --- they want to protect themselves incase a glitch got into the process.
     
  8. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    So right...and I love EEs a lot. I think that sometimes they will slip through the cracks because they aren't an official breed per se. So if someone asks a breed then the others are referenced, and the others would 'breed true'. With an EE it is like a box of chocolates -- you never know what you will get.
     
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    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    okay and thanks!!!!! Chiccat regarding the explanation on the chart...have a great day Apologies to you on my name for you I thing I was trying to make you chitchat or chitcat???

    I need to order a chart!
     
  10. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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