The perfect blue egg?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Roseyroberts, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. Roseyroberts

    Roseyroberts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So in high hopes of getting some pretty blue egg layers, I ordered some cream crested legbar eggs. I am highly disappointed in their "blue" color. It looks light green to me. Even when sitting beside my light green EE eggs.
    So who lays the prettiest blue eggs in your flock? Undoctored Egg pics please! =)
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    I don't have any photos as my bird's aren't in lay yet, but the breeders of both my Lavender Ameraucanas and my Araucana Bantam pullet showed me eggs in person and they were a real, sky blue, definitely not green.
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    She most certainly lays THE most beautiful blue eggs in my flock, cos she's the only EE I've got [​IMG]

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    The egg on the left is not pure white, BTW - kinda pinkish tinge. That was her first egg.
     
  4. Roseyroberts

    Roseyroberts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sweet! Lucky you!
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Thanks but I'd have been even more lucky if she had actually been a true aruacana (had her flown from the coast, here in Kenya, so i could not see in detail the attributes) and not a silly thing that goes broody [​IMG] Still, she's a little star, so i will forgive her [​IMG]
     
  6. Roseyroberts

    Roseyroberts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That egg is gorgeous!!!
     
  7. Roseyroberts

    Roseyroberts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my! That must have cost a small fortune. Pretty blue eggs are worth it though right?
     
  8. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Well, it was not cheap by our standards for sure, but for me personally, it was worth it (not sure DW agrees, but hey [​IMG]). I also got a brown leghorn cockerel, and i am hoping that crossing will still result in blue eggs and more frequent egg laying (and the if resulting girls do not go broody, I will be overjoyed) - time will tell...
     
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  9. Roseyroberts

    Roseyroberts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very similar idea as my own. I have a pen of white leghorn pullets.. Just need a good blue egg gene rooster to cover them.
     
  10. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Dunno where you live (including a vague location under your avatar will help people help you, in the future for all kinds of potential questions) but that should not be so difficult?
     
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