My blue Ameraucana, Nora, has always been the bluest egg layer in the flock, over all the other Ameraucanas. She had a bad period where every one was soft shelled and broke under her, then she went broody, raised babies, and didn't lay for over six months. When she started back, her eggs were much better, though still on occasion would break in the nest. Today, her egg was just so blue and with the best shell quality I've seen from her in ages that I had to take out the camera that was in my pocket and snap a photo of it alongside three others-I had been taking pics of a new coop we're building so had the camera. The pic was taken while skies were overcast so no glare, and with the auto setting on the Nikon L22. I did nothing to the picture except reduce the huge size of it. I wish all my girls' eggs were this blue. The next bluest would be my splash Ameraucana, Snow, who is Nora's half sister, both out of Cree lines, bred for the best egg color. Anyway, I think it's beautiful and I'm happy that Nora's system seems to be back on track now, finally.