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The 4 Chicken Breeds You Need for Blue Eggs

Dreaming of gorgeous blue, teal or turquoise eggs to add to your cartons? If you want to know what kinds of chickens lay blue eggs, check out this list. Your customers will appreciate the pops of color in their cartons, and so will your social media followers!

Ameraucanas

This breed always lays blue eggs.

This pure breed has been recognized by the American Poultry Association since 1984, and is one of the easier breeds to find on this list.

Here are a few traits to look out for when trying to purchase an Ameraucana of your own:

Color Variety: Blue, Black, Lavender, White, Wheaten

Comb Type: Pea Comb

Earlobe Color: Red

Have Muffs and Beard

Leg Color: Slate Gray / Blue

Foot Bottom Color: White

Tail: Yes

Araucanas

This breed always lays blue eggs.

Originating from South America, this breed is rare and one of the harder types to find on this list. Note that their distinctive ear tufts can be deadly to developing chicks if both parents have them.

Here are a few traits to look out for when trying to purchase an Araucana of your own:

Color Variety: Black, White, Duckwing Silver, Golden

Comb Type: Pea Comb

Earlobe Color: Red

Ear Tufts

Leg Color: Green/Willow

Foot Bottom Color: Yellow

Tail: Rumpless, No Tail

Cream Legbars

This breed always lays blue eggs.

This breed has only recently been available to purchase in the US and is pretty difficult to find.

Here are a few traits to look out for when trying to purchase a Cream Legbar of your own:

Color Variety: Cream, Golden Crele, White

Comb Type: Single Comb

Earlobe Color: White

Leg Color: Yellow

Foot Bottom Color: Yellow

Tail: Yes

Easter Eggers

This breed sometimes lays blue eggs. They may also lay green, white, or yellow eggs.

Easter Eggers are ‘mutts’ that are mixed with more than 1 breed of chicken, making them ineligible to be classified as strictly Ameraucanas or Araucanas.

Easter Eggers are not identifiable by any specific trait:

Color Variety: Any

Comb Type: Any

Earlobe Color: Any

Muffs/beard/ear tufts or none

Leg Color: Any

Foot Bottom Color: Any

Tail: Tail or Rumpless

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