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Purple eggs---- I got some, take a look

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by 92caddy, May 24, 2009.

  1. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
    Portland, IN
    I found me some purple eggs, I cant pronounce the bird that lays them, it belongs in the family of emu, rhea and ostrich. The bird that lays them is Chilean Tinamou.



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    Edit to say they look like chocolet in the pics, but they are a real deep dark purple......
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2009
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  2. mwdh1

    mwdh1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very Interesting.
    Is the one on the bottom left broken?
     
  3. btrent94

    btrent94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is amazing .. u have to breed for it and see if you can get more that lay purple eggs you might be founder of all new EE type chicken [​IMG]
     
  4. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Albuquerque, NM
    [​IMG] THOSE ARE REAL!?!?!?! They are SHINY!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
    Portland, IN
    Yes they are real eggs, they were blowed out to save the shells.........
     
  6. jbowen9

    jbowen9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard those birds are very hard to raise and to get to breed much less incubate so someone you know is doing something right i hope they are fertile

    guess they arent since they are blowed out i guess i just type too slow
     
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  7. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
    Portland, IN
    These eggs are blowed out, no yoke inside.

    the guy I got em from says hes lucky if he gets a 50% hatch rate. They are very hard to hatch, but not so hard to raise........
     
  8. mwdh1

    mwdh1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was hoping for hatching eggs, not decorative eggs. [​IMG]
    They look like real interesting birds.
     
  9. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
    Portland, IN
    I cant afford fertile hatching eggs, so I got the next best thing, blowed eggs. I pd a nice price for those as well, but I wanted them so I got em.
     
  10. mwdh1

    mwdh1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do I even want to know (ballpark) how much hatching eggs would be?
     

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