What chicken breed lays purple eggs?
At times, brown-egg layers whose eggs are a creamy light brown are said to lay yellow eggs. Red, Pink, and purple eggs are said to exist.
However, these colors are commonly caused by odd pigment mistakes and in most times, seldom happens again.
Some colors are also in the camera exposure (or in the eye of the beholder), and what you call light reddish-brown, someone else may call pink.
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Each breed of chicken has particular genes that affect eggshell color. Chickens that lay colored eggs include Barred Rock, Welsummer, Maran, Rhode Island Red and Easter Egger hens.
No matter the color, hens need balanced nutrition to lay eggs with strong, protective shells
What Chicken Breed Lays Purple Eggs?
The White Croad Langshan has been reported to lay purple eggs.
A user once stated that her White Croad Langshan is laying purple eggs! She went on to add that she got them from a hatchery in Ohio. She said she has seen some lay colored eggs and some laying brown eggs but hers in purple/lilac colored.
Others argue that radiation is the cause for purple eggs.
There’s no such thing as a purple egg and so far, I don’t think breeding for purple hens has been scientifically “accomplished”.
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The “Purple” eggs you see are basically dark brown eggs with a heavy bloom over the top that gives it a purple hue.
When these eggs become wet, they look like a normal brown. When they dry, it’s purple again. Some hens may lay one egg in their life with this bloom, some might do it randomly.
Others may do it every egg laying day! It’s just a game of probability/luck! Haha. I hope someday someone can breed for that BLOOM! But so far, I haven’t heard of anyone doing this.
What chicken breed lays purple eggs do you raise? Leave a comment below!