Creating chickens to put eggs with constantly blue shells requires cautious consideration and a spotlight to the breeding. Though blue shell colour is a dominant trait, creating one of the best blue egg layers is all the time a problem.
For the 2022 chick season right here at Cackle Hatchery® we ready a ranked checklist of one of the best blue coloured eggshell producers that we breed on our Cackle Breeding Farms. This rating is obtainable that can assist you together with your selection of Cackle Hatchery blue egg layers.
This checklist takes into consideration solely one of the best blue shell colours. It doesn’t take into accounts such different info as what number of eggs every breed produces in a 12 months or the maturity time for hens to begin laying.
Cackle Hatchery’s blue egg layers ranked for one of the best blue shell colour for the 2022 season:
- Black Ameraucana
- Splash Ameraucana
- Blue Ameraucana
- White Ameraucana
- Blue Egger Feminine Surplus Particular
- Easter Egger Bantam
- Cream Legbar
- Easter Egger
- Lavender Ameraucana
Greens Together with Blues
Blue shell colour comes from the pigment biliverdin, which is a results of bile formation. Biliverdin produces shades of inexperienced, in addition to shades of blue. Towards the tip of our breed checklist, these ranked 7 by way of 9 will lay some eggs with inexperienced shells, together with blue shells.
Our Lavender Ameraucana has been our largest disappointment on this regard. Please preserve this in thoughts if you’re buying Lavender Ameraucanas in 2022.
At Cackle Hatchery we’re working diligently to develop all these breeds to put eggs with constantly blue shells. We hope to see substantial enhancements for the subsequent two seasons.
In the meantime, be assured that any of our blue egg layers produce eggs in pretty shades. So select the breed(s) you want one of the best and benefit from the colourful eggs in your assortment basket.
From the Cackle Coop, Jeff Smith proprietor and operator at Cackle Hatchery.