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Laying Purple Eggs?????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Red Barn Farms, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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    A facebook friend asked this question and I want to present it to everyone here. I'm very curious myself to hear the answer.

    Here is the original comment:

    i have alot to learn and i get that put in my face nearly every day. stumped . a gentleman asked me what kind of chicken lays purple eggs. he said he seen the eggs but didn't know what breed laid them one of those thoughts that repeatedly come to mind randomly. mostly for me since that is my favorite color. so if any of my fb friends knows please share so i can go on to next vit (very important thought) thanks
     
  2. holyhart

    holyhart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A Chilean Tinamou is a chicken-like bird that lays a dark (and very shiny) purple egg. They are not actually a chicken though, but some people do keep them as part of their backyard flock.

    A Marans egg with the bloom still on it can appear purple as well, when wet it will look brown again, then purple when dried.
     
  3. canesisters

    canesisters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chilean Tinamou..... cute. Looks like a guina/chicken... or a gicken..[​IMG]
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  4. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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    Thanks for the fast replies! Some one just pointed out in the Facebook page an English Croad Langshan lays a purplish egg!! I just searched them and they are beautiful chickens but as also pointed out almost impossible to find in the USA. Anyone have them? I want about 6 of these chickens, LOL!!


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croad_Langshan
     
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  5. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    Oh, I'd love purple in my basket!
     
  6. Time-Out

    Time-Out Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone saw my pic of a Marans egg and said it was red (he also asked if it was a dragon egg - no he's not even a kid!), so I guess perception changes the colour too.
     
  7. Alfreso Larios

    Alfreso Larios Just Hatched

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    LMAO your right perception smells like preparation
     

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