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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by pinkchick, Nov 29, 2009.
One of my wellies layed purpleish colored egg.
My lone wellie pullet finally started laying for me.
These are eggs # 5 & 6. My wife baked a cake & made eggs sandwiches with the others just can't beat the taste of fresh eggs
Now it's time to start saving them up for my bator
Next to my jap btb eggs ( 2 pullets these are their first 3 eggs) and a store bought white
with out flash
love all the pretty egg pictures!!
Les!!!!!!!! I need some news on some chickies!!
Purple eggs!!! What a novelty! How did that come about?!
I had one that did lay a purplish egg and about a week, she laid normal terra cotta eggs. bummer LOL!
Yes, I agree with Pinkchick...need the news of chickies!
Quote:Thanks Happy...but I am learning right along with everyone else, I learn something new everyday here on BYC and in the Welsummer thread. This place is fantastic and I wouldn't know what I think I know if it wasn't for BYC and all the great peeps here who share and contribute their experiences, wisdom and advise.
It is one of the reasons why I am nominating you to be the secretary LOL! Watch out for the e-newsletter on that one! I would need everyone's votes on it as soon as you get the message or newsletter regarding to Pinkchick. If anyone one else wants to run for secretary, please do let me know!
Quote:From time to time my girls will lay a purplish hue'd looking egg just like my Marans do. I also see it on my Barnevelder eggs. I think it is just extra heavy bloom and have seen it run its course and they go back to normal, though I did have a Splash Marans hen that laid these eggs almost every day that she laid. They were the prettiest light lilacy smokey purplish looking eggs. I think all breeds of chickens can do this but it is easier to see on the darker eggs and blue eggs. I have also seen it on my lighter tan or cream colored eggs but it expresses as more of a white color. I have seen it cover the egg and be very smooth and I have also seen it just be speckled on the egg in tiny little speckles. The only thing about these eggs that I have found is that they are very hard to hatch. I tried to hatch many of my girls purplish eggs last year and on my last attempt 2 finally hatched, I gave them to a friend and one lays a nice dark Marans egg and the other lays an egg that has that same purplish cast as her mothers egg does. When these purplish colored eggs are wet they look normal and then dry back to purplish hue'd overtone and I have found that it is a very think coating and with copious amounts of scrubbing it does not wash off, the only way I found to remove any of this coating was to sand it off.
Truth be told....I love it when I see one of those purplish eggs in the nest box...the ones I love the most are the Wellie eggs that have this and they are the Terra Cotta color underneath and the purplish color only happens on the speckling or speckles....has anyone ever seen that? I love them...the 2 colors melded together, like they were put on in layers...what a contrast.
BTW: Beautiful eggs everyone! Congrats to all who have layers coming back on board or who have new layers just starting up. It's always egg-citing!
Gorgeous chicks I must say! I've been looking for some breeding eggs overhere but no one is sending eggs by post overhere, and from overseas for just 5 eggs is way to expensive. I must say that the US version has much more bright color's then the ones over here in the Netherlands.
Here are some up dated pictures of our babies- they will be 3 weeks old on Tuesday. We have them labeled as to what we think they are- please let us know if we miss labeled anyone!
Blue/yellow band: Boy 1
Blue/orange band: Boy 2
Pink/yellow band: Girl 1
Pink/orange band: Girl 2
Pink/neon green band: Girl 3
Pink/white band: Girl 4
thanks for the help
Hens & Roos- do you have more pics of girls 2 and 4?
Also- I get those purple eggs from one of my blue brahmas. And they're weeble-shaped, if anybody remembers weebles