In the Brooder
- Sep 2, 2015
Hello all! I have a cream legbar hen that is about 16 mo old. I bought her from a local almost 2 months ago. Before purchase, I asked to see the color of eggs she laid (I was going out of my way to buy an adult hen that was already laying eggs so I would know I was getting a blue egg layer). The picture he sent was clearly a lovely blue color. When I came to pick up the hen and she was beginning to molt, along with the cochin I also purchased. Fast forward to today where I have finally found the first egg from her since completing her molt (and lack of sun light). Super excited about the egg but a little disappointed in the color - a light, minty green. Its still a beautiful egg and I'm sure it will be delicious but I bought this hen specifically to have blue eggs. I know eggs can change color, but everything I have read seems to indicate that the color is fullest after a molt and then lightens throughout the year. Is there still hope for a blue egg?