What chickens lay blue eggs?

What chickens lay blue eggs?

Exploring Breeds That Lay Blue Eggs: A Colourful Egg Journey

When exploring the diverse world of egg colours beyond the typical white and brown varieties found in stores, blue eggs stand out as an increasingly popular choice. This unique shade, gaining traction amongst poultry enthusiasts, results from specific breeding practices focused on enhancing the traits responsible for blue egg production. Certain chicken breeds are known to consistently lay blue eggs, while others do so sporadically. For those intrigued by the prospect of adding these intriguing eggs to their collection, Several chicken breeds are known for producing blue eggs. These breeds are popular among chicken enthusiasts and those who want to spice up their egg basket. Here are some blue egg-laying chicken breeds:

 

  1. Araucana: Araucana's are renound for their coloured eggs. They have a rumpless appearance and can lay eggs in colours blue, green, and even pink. They are a rare breed that can be difficult to locate.
  2. Easter Egger: The Easter Egger is a hybrid, not a purebred chicken breed. They are a mix of several breeds, including Ameraucanas and Araucanas. Easter Eggers are known for their friendly demeanour and ability to lay eggs in a variety of colours including blue, green, and occasionally, pink.
  3. Cream Legbar: Cream Legbars are a popular British breed known for their blue eggs. They are also distinguished by their distinct crests on their heads and can lay up to 300 eggs per year.
  4. Olive Egger: Olive Eggers are a hybrid breed created by crossing two egg-laying breeds, blue and brown. They can lay eggs in a variety of green and olive hues.

 

It's important to note that not all chickens of a given breed lay blue eggs. The egg's colour can also vary depending on the chicken, genetics and age. Some chickens, for example, may begin laying darker or lighter eggs as they age.

 

Did you know:

Nesty Boxes has two of their very own blue egg laying hens! Hammy & Hippo are icons of Nesty who proudly lay their soft blue eggs in their Nesty Nestbox. Keep up with all of the latest news and Hippos life on our Instagram @nestyboxes. 

Tyler Austin
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