Bluer than blue

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by FlyWheel, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. FlyWheel

    FlyWheel Crowing

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    We have chickens that lay really dark brown eggs (Marans) and dark green eggs (Olive Eggers), so I was wondering has anyone here tried (succeeded in?) breeding a breed of chicken that consistently lays eggs with a really strong blue shell color? One that is significantly bluer than the usual Legbar or Americauna egg.
     
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  2. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    Umm Araucana, Ameraucanas, and Legbars lay blue eggs.
     
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  3. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner Professional Chicken Tender

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    I'd imagine many many breeders of any of the blue egg layers have bred towards a deeper blue colored egg but there's only so far you can go which isn't very much more then the average ones lays.
    Its not like there's any way to make a royal blue egg layer.
     
  4. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Maybe some crazy chicken scientist will splice a few robin genes into the chicken and succeed some day. What a funny looking chicken that would be!
     
  5. FlyWheel

    FlyWheel Crowing

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    There are a lot of threads from people asking what breed lays the bluest blue, and I knew a "Robin's egg" blue is out of the question, but I was wondering if y'all knew if anyone was breeding to intensify what blue was available.
     
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