Friday, August 01, 2008

Blue chicken eggs

My little freinds Ada and Emma asked if I dyed these eggs. No, they're naturally blue. They were given to me by my friend Eva, who got them from a local farmer. I'm not sure what kind of chickens give blue eggs, but I'm sure they're not blue.

4 comments:

Susan Pederson-Bradbury said...

Those are amazing; Martha Stewart would kill for them, I'm sure! I think I remember hearing about a breed of hens from South America that lay blue eggs but I've never seen any 'in the shell' so to speak.

Ferdzy said...

They're either araucana chickens, or what are called easter-egger chickens (they are hybrids with some araucana ancestry) and they do indeed come from South America. The chickens themselves are pretty ordinary looking.

And, I first read about them in Martha Stewart magazine, so there you go.

Amy said...

Thanks Ferdzy and thanks Martha!

Ingrid said...

http://www.virology.ws/2013/09/11/a-retrovirus-makes-chicken-eggshells-blue/