Friday, October 27, 2006

BLUE EGG SPOTTED!


FINALLY!
One of our 2 Aracauna hens has laid us an egg!
I fell in love with the idea of blue/green eggs after my friend, homemakerang,
showed me her pretty "Easter" eggs!
When we got our chickens in July, there were 3 out of the 10 that were the Aracaunas, and one of them turned out to be a rooster!
So, our hope for the pretty eggs was up to the two remaining Aracaunas. The 7 Isa Browns began laying 2 weeks ago, but the Aracaunas have a delayed puberty, so....today was our first!
Wouldn't it be lovely to bless someone with a dozen eggs, and have one out of the 12 be a beautiful blue egg???

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12 comments:

Dawn said...

The blue egg is so pretty..Yes, that would be such a nice surprize in a dozen eggs..!

cityfarmer said...
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cityfarmer said...

One of my all time favorite colors...just like your tiffany...wouldn't ya know, God created it ??!!!

homemakerang said...

i hate to say that for some reason as of late my arries are not laying as much as the others...

cityfarmer said...

Cyn...calling forth the army of God...standing with you...let's talk tomorrow...if God can bring forth eggs...He can bring forth ways to meet your needs.

Shameless persistance.

Aunt Jenny said...

How pretty! I miss having auracanas..the eggs are so pretty. All my hens are banties and I get a range from white to a pretty terra cotta color..I wish I had at least a couple who laid those beauties!!

Wildside Musing said...

Hmm... Yes... Something so heart-rendering appealling about a blue egg. So much so I was tempted
to get a few of those magic hens myself. But because of our townie location with neighbors closeby all around went with quieter breeds. So glad I did! So far the girls are amazingly mum and no one would guess I have so many (until they start crowing about laying!). But miss the opportunity for blue eggs.

kansasrose said...

The Lord and Blue Eggs! Miracles can and DO happen! Thinking and praying for you my friend! hugs....

kpjara said...

I've never seen a BLUE egg (naturally anyway).

How beautiful it is!

Cherry Menlove said...

One of my favourite colours. Beautiful!

Imma ( Alice) said...

Hi. I got here via the "yellow brick road" from Wildside's blog. Nice to meet you all.

I also get green to blue eggs. There are 2 breeds of chickens that give these "Easter eggs", Auracana like you have, and Americana like I have. Well, mine are an Americana-Sex Link cross apparently. I bought them this spring at the local auction and on the box it said they were hatched March 10 and are this breed cross. There were 6 in the box and as they grew up I found there were 3 females and 3 males. I really like these birds, they are cool to look at and have nice "chickenalities" too. (BTW Wildside, I don't find them any noisier than the other chooks).

I have had Bantams for some time now (I forget what year I got Rooster Cogburn, my first chook as an adult), and this spring I also got (at the auction of course) some big brown hens who's breed I don't know. The note on the box said they're 2 years old, but that's all it said. They've been giving me large, extra large and jumbo sized brown eggs. I am thinking about getting rid of these hens though as the shells on their eggs are very thin. When I got them they were worse than they are now, but still they're not good so I get a lot of cracked and broken eggs. The Bantam and Americana-Sex Link eggs have very thick shells that are rarely if ever cracked. The green eggs sometimes look brownish green... yuck. I think whatever the Sex Link chicken is, it must lay brown eggs.

As well as giving eggs to my mom and one sister, I also sell them at my church and feed a lot of them to my dog... anything that's cracked or "questionable" goes to Reba who loves them on her dog food. And of course I eat them too, lol.

It is really cool having green and blue eggs. I want to get more Americana hens, or possibly Auracana, in the spring.

Rosa said...

I decorate eggs at Easter (Ukrainian pysanky), and I can appreciate a blue egg. It is absolutely gorgeous! Good for you!!