Pink eggs?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Casey76, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. Casey76

    Casey76 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thought that might get your attention!

    Even though it is remote, I was wondering if anyone had any "schweitzerhühn" Swiss hens.

    They lay (supposedly) cream eggs, with a lilac shimmer; I can buy hatching eggs from here, and the eggs look pink all over!

    http://www.1a-ei.de/ (from the left menu bar choose "schweitzerhühn weiss")

    Aren't they pretty? I might get half a dozen, to complement my planned rainbow egg boxes lol!
     
  2. new chick 203

    new chick 203 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    those are very pretty. funny i've never heard of them. must not be here yet. good luck
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    All I see are brown/light brown eggs covered in a heavy "bloom" - Such trait can even be found here in the US in quite a few breeds, you just have to find the right strains. [​IMG]

    There are even purple egg layers. . . . Marans who have a heavy extra coating, on a dark egg it creates a lilac purple color.
     
  4. ultasol

    ultasol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup,.. I have a welsummer hen that lays eggs with a very heavy bloom. I have pictures of some of those eggs with the heavy bloom on a bidbird egg auction I have up right now. They're my layers, and I just love the variety I get.

    Eggs with a heavy bloom are the closest I've seen to pink. Who knows,.. new stuff pops up daily, it seems.
     
  5. buffalogal

    buffalogal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Show them that carton of mixed colored eggs you have on your blog; the one with eggs ranging from dark brown to purple to green and sky blue.
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    [​IMG]
     
  7. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love that picture...
    I would love to get some layers of some of those purple ones [​IMG]
     
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