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Blue egg day

Posted: Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:44 am
by valeriebutterley
My one and only complaint about eggs sellers on ebay has just happened.

Went to let the girls out and see if there were any eggs, and there was a blue one. I suspected that the hens I was raising were not purebred Leghorns as advertised but hybrids that would produce blue eggs - not what you buy purebred white Leghorn eggs for, I am most de-chuffed about it. Because I thought they were hybrids I did buy more eggs elsewhere and am raising 4 of these. I love Leghorns and their skittishness and certainly their prettiness, and their HUGE pure white eggs. However I am glad and grateful that she is laying and healthy and will be the envy of her mates, I think she is under 20 weeks!!

A very happy new year to everyone on the forum, may all your eggs be the right colour.

Re: Blue egg day

Posted: Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:36 am
by Marigold
I can understand your displeasure at the mixup over the eggs, and I hope you contact the seller and then tell us what happens. Most annoying; still, at least they did hatch into healthy pullets, and as you say, Leghorns are such pretty birds anyway.
A nice present, all the same - it's great to hear that pullets are coming into lay after the solstice, how do they know things are going to get better? Personally I would welcome any girls that lay blue eggs, I think they're just lovely, especially in a mixed box of various colours. Happy New Year, Val, I hope all is OK - apart from the deviant eggs!

Re: Blue egg day

Posted: Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:40 pm
by bigyetiman
That is a shame, but as Marigold says, at least she is heathy and laying well. Amazing isn't it, only a few minutes difference in daylight, and the laying starts. Ours found a large dry spot under a hedge today and had a wonderful dust bath, roll on spring