Of course, we do know that the eggs of the chickens are only white in colour and nature does not give us any other choices to select. You would not have imagined any other colours either. This is because our brain visualizes the very available white eggs, light brown and dark brown eggs that we get from the chickens naturally. But what if you get eggs that are other than white in colour? Well, it completely depends on the type of hens being selected if you are into poultry farming. When you choose the right type of hen and chicken breeds, it would amaze you with the colourful eggs than the others. Certain chicken breeds lay eggs with certain colours that vary from green to blue to yellow and other possible colours as well. It would still be interesting and curious when you do not know what the colourful eggshell contains in it. So, here are certain mysterious breeds that would surprise you with colourful blue eggs.
EASTER EGGER CHICKENS:
Remember the Christian festival Easter and the Easter eggs with colourful picturization? That’s what you reminiscence when you heard of this particular chicken breed. This is not even a pure breed but it is totally a mixed-breed chicken. This popular breed is the most wanted breed of all and it is highly characterised as friendly, hardy and smart. Though they are not a pure breed, this famous mixed breed is the best-loved breed by chicken owners and the owners prefer to buy this particular breed over other breeds. Easter egger chickens used to lay eggs in the chillness of the winter which is extra-large size than the usual ones and the colours of the eggs range from blue, green, rose, brown, sage, olive and cream as well. However, several hatcheries would take Easter Eggers as Araucanas or true Ameraucanas and so you should be aware of choosing it.
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CREAM LEGBAR CHICKENS:
Originally from Great Britain, the Cream Legbar chickens are actually not the pure breed too. These friendly chickens are the cross-breed of Barred Plymouth Rocks with golden Leghorns and Araucanas as well. You could still witness the characteristics of Barred Plymouth Rocks and Araucanas in the creamy chickens of the UK. The blackish browny feathery birds would always love to stay outside and are known as active foragers. They would also stay away from predators. However, Legbars are “autosexing” which means the males and females could be distinguished while hatching. They use to lay eggs that are always blue in colour and this blue might differ slightly from sky blue, light turquoise or slight green at times.
Being the amalgamation of Collonocas and the Quetros, Araucanas truly originated in Chile. The breed is clumped and has no tail head even. This utterly new breed is also a famous one among chicken owners as it could be used in cross-breeding often. This rare breed lays eggs that are blue in colour and the chicks of the chickens would die in the shells even before hatching because of the tufted or clumped gene. However, the true breed of Araucanas is available only via breeders.
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