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purple eggs???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ReiMiraa, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. ReiMiraa

    ReiMiraa Chillin' With My Peeps

    i remember reading somewhere about a new breed in south america that lays purple eggs? i think it was a chicken book i read. but what would the breed be?
    if anyone has one of these chickens i would be happy.
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    My Barred Rock sometimes lays an egg with a lavender tint...

    But I've never seen a purple egg.

    That said Ruth on here has some amazing multicolored eggs.
     
  3. BlueMottie

    BlueMottie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently had a quail lay a bizarre purple/gray colored egg. It was definitely not blood. I still have the egg, I can't bear to throw it away or eat it, it's just too cool looking...so pretty soon I'm going to have a rotten purple egg [​IMG]
     
  4. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You can always blow the contents out and keep it forever! [​IMG] Or, if you just let it sit for a few months in a well ventilated place, the yolk will dry up and become a little rattle. As long as the air can easily get to it, shouldn't smell while it's drying [​IMG]
     
  5. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, I searched around, and purple tinted eggs have been reported in South Asia from Araucanas. That's all I can find about'em though [​IMG] I'd love to see one!
     
  6. BlueMottie

    BlueMottie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You can always blow the contents out and keep it forever! [​IMG] Or, if you just let it sit for a few months in a well ventilated place, the yolk will dry up and become a little rattle. As long as the air can easily get to it, shouldn't smell while it's drying [​IMG]

    Oooh, hey, that never occurred to me. Of course being clumsy and uncoordinated I'd probably squish the darn thing...so I think I'll let it sit in some corner forgotten for a few months [​IMG]
     
  7. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well if it is a chicken breed I think you actually read Green, Blue eggs.
     
  8. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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  10. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you could use some purple eggs to go with those purple chickens [​IMG]
     

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