Chickens that lay blue eggs?

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  1. heyeighteen

    heyeighteen New Egg

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    I just found out that there are chickens that lay blue or green eggs. Is this true? If so, where can you buy them?
     
  2. savingdogs

    savingdogs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sure! They are Aracanas or Americanas. Sometimes easter eggers, too (people on here call them EEs).

    I was able to buy three from a local person who had bought some from a hatchery....but mine lay somewhat of a greenish blue egg.

    There are threads on here about these breeds.....they are fun birds.
     
  3. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are Araucanas - they lay blue, blue green, turquoise. There are ameraucanas - they lay mostly blue. Then there are the Easter Eggers. They can lay any color depending on their parentage and if they carry the blue egg gene. Hatcheries sell Easter Eggers even if they are listed as ameraucana/araucana.

    Here are some eggs from a couple of my True Rumpless Tufted Araucana

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    I do sell hatching eggs. Feel free to check out my website.

    Lanae
     
  4. Atlchick

    Atlchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    jrsqlc Obsessed with Peafowl

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    we raise the lavender and black ameraucanas. All of our hens lay a true sky blue egg. I have pics, but cannot get them to show the TRUE color in a pic

    Here is a link to a recent auction of black ameraucana eggs. It has pics of our black flock
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=446468
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Chances are, you're going to find or end up with "Easter Eggers" - chickens that are commonly and falsely sold as "Ameraucanas" from hatcheries, but yes, there are indeed chickens that lay blue and/or green eggs.

    I myself have some beautiful, true Araucanas and Ameraucanas that lay them. I sell hatching eggs too. [​IMG]

    Blue eggs on the right

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    Blue eggs in carton

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    Ameraucana hen

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    Araucana hen

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