Blue eggs… We’ve got blue eggs! It seems we only just posted on introducing our Cream Legbars to the ‘big girls’ cage and now we’ve got blue eggs. It’s been a couple of days, and we’ve had at least two little blue eggs per day waiting for us to collect so far from our Cream Legbars!
So it would seem that two of the Cream Legbars have decided to start laying. The blue eggs are small – they seem smaller than the pullet eggs we remember from when our Isa Browns and French Maran started laying.
So you can image our surprise when we walked up to the chicken run and found these little blue eggs in the nest box next to the big girl’s eggs!
The blue eggs look funny next to the larger brown eggs that the other girls give us; in fact it was quite a shock the first time we found the blue eggs as we weren’t expecting them.
The blue chicken eggs are so small they almost look like what you’d expect to find in a wild bird’s nest. They’re really I suppose a pastel colour of blue and the eggs range from a blue colour to a green-ish colour.
The image on the left shows one of the blue eggs between eggs that we usually get from our big girls.
The egg on the left is from one of our Isa Browns, the egg on the right is a deeper brown coloured egg from our French Maran.
As you can see, there’s a fairly noticible difference between the colours of the Isa Brown egg and the French Maran egg – although they’re pretty much the kind of coloured eggs that you’d expect to buy in any grocer or supermarket here in the UK.
The blue egg on the other hand is completely different. You can get blue eggs in shops in the UK – usually they’re in the ‘speciality’ egg section – along with the duck eggs and sometimes if your lucky, goose eggs.
So, we had to to try the blue eggs didn’t we! We decided to have a ‘fry up’ with the blue eggs. The first thing we noticed was the shell of the blue egg seemed to be a little bit ‘thicker’ than the shell of the eggs from our Isa Browns and French Maran.
Maybe this will change as the Cream Legbars mature and the blue eggs become more of a normal larger size, but initially it took more of a ‘thwack’ to break the shell of the blue egg.
So we had a three blue egg fry-up – of course as there’s five of us, we had to suppliment the eggs with some of our Isa’s and French Maran’s eggs, but the image just shows the blue eggs frying in a pan.
The next problem of course was who was going to get to eat the blue eggs! We have three kids and our eldest two (6 year old and 3 year old) are very much involved in the day to day care of our chickens. They have been pretty excited about the prospect of getting blue eggs – especially since they’ve all helped with the rearing of the Cream Legbars from one day olds.
So we did the diplomatic thing and the three year old and the six year old had a blue egg each and Tim and I shared the other blue egg…
The blue eggs tasted beautiful! Of course any egg from your own back yard flock taste so much better than shop bought eggs. The fact that you’ve just trotted up the end of the garden and got them as fresh (sometimes still warm) as possible makes them taste all the much nicer.
Below are a few more images of our blue eggs… I suppose from this you can gather we’re pretty excited about the whole thing, so please excuse us!
So there we have it, we now have blue eggs. We’ll post another when the blue eggs have progressed from pullet size to full sized and take a few photos of them compared to our Isa Brown and French Maran Eggs, but for now we’re more than happy with our blue eggs!
Posted: September 7th, 2010 under Keeping Chickens.
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