Super Blue chickens

Discussion in 'Breeds & Genetics' started by Sara Silver, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. Sara Silver

    Sara Silver Member

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    Anyone had any experience with the super blue breed of chicken? I just found out about this breed, which supposedly produces large eggs in several shades of blue at the rate of about 5 wk... I've been looking for a blue egg-layer and doing my research for a while, so I was surprised to hear of this breed for the first time tonight when apparently, there have been many sold in the 2015, 2016 & 2017 seasons...

    They sound almost too good to be true, which is why I'm looking for personal accounts from someone not trying to sell me one!
     
  2. Steinwand

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    I've never heard of that strain I wouldn't buy EEs they don't consistently lay blue eggs at all but other than that I have no idea
     
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  3. Sara Silver

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    I have one EE, my first chicken. So I was happy to have any color she produced and she is sweet to boot. I just got very lucky that she produces baby blue eggs. Of course since my husband found her first egg and told me he got a "mint green" egg, it took me a bit to realize she was laying blue. In fact, it was only when I compared her egg to the light, sage green of my cream legbar that I was sure. Still, I would like to have another hen who lays a deeper blue...
     
  4. Steinwand

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    My EEs lay something like a white egg sprayed with the lightest green
     
  5. seminole wind

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    I had an EE that laid pink eggs. The owner said they pass that on. Fun!
     
  6. sarapaigec

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    I have 5 Super Blue females. They are all white with muffs and beard and a few have light flecks of color. They lay lots of large, light blue eggs and they are great mamas with a friendly personality. I will definitely be breeding some more this year. We were breeding French Black Copper Marans and Swedish Flowers but were're so happy with these Super Blues, that we'll be focusing on them.
     

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  7. dawg53

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    Welcome to the forum Sarapaigec. I've never seen these type of EE's. Thanks for posting pics and they are good looking birds.
     
  8. Maryellen

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    They are really pretty and i love the color of their eggs
     
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  11. HPH

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    I have some Super Blue pullets. When they start laying, I will post results.
     
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  12. robin416

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    Pics would be wonderful. That's a hint.
     
  13. HPH

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    There are 3 like this in the hatchery assortment I received. Super blues or Snowy ee. I won't know for sure until they're older. They are very similar when babies.
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    Super Blue. Snowy ee
     
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  14. robin416

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    I'm confused, EE's lay blue eggs. Don't they?

    Is the pic on the right supposed to be a super blue?
     
  15. Maryellen

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    EE's can lay blue, light green,tan,cream,white. Since they are a mix you cant guarantee egg color. Ameracauna, legbar, and a few other breeds lay blue eggs
     
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  16. HPH

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    The one on the left is the hatchery pic of their super blue egger. I received 3 yellow chicks in an assortment. They weren't banded, so they are either super blue or Snowy ee. I'll have to wait until they are grown to tell the difference. They are very similar as babies. I will post pics of them as adults. Looks like the sb will have a beard. Definitely the bigger of the two. They're almost 4 weeks old now.
     
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  17. HPH

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    The super blue is the hatchery's breed. They say they are in the early stages of development, so they can't guarantee they will lay blue, but that is what they are being bred for.
     
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  18. robin416

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    Learn something new everyday. The challenge is remembering.

    I wonder if anyone has ever counted how many different breeds of chickens there are. Bet it would be a mind boggling number.
     
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  19. HPH

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    I'll bet. Lol