1. Gosh! Thanks for the information. Although I’m used to having chickens around, both my grandmother and mother liked to have a backyard coop of chickens. The chickens were all white leghorns and laid white eggs. The only other color of eggs I’ve seen are brown ones. And that was from a solitary Red Rhode mum had. Of course later, when we moved to the city and she couldn’t have a brood of chickens, we had to buy ours and there were brown shelled eggs in the market too.

  2. Thank you for sharing this, Derrick! It’s such interesting info! The various colours of eggshells always intrigued me. 🙂 We have a friend who shares their chicken’s brownish eggs with us. 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

  3. Well, you sent me down the Google rabbit hole, and I was charmed to find this about robin eggs:

    “The blue colour in robin eggs is due to biliverdin, a pigment deposited on the eggshell when the female lays the eggs. There is some evidence that higher biliverdin levels indicate a healthier female and brighter blue eggs. Eggs laid by a healthier female seemed to encourage males to take more interest in their young.”

  4. The duck eggs I’ve seen down by our ponds and sometimes purchased from a nearby farm have always been more of a blue colour than the usual commercial blue green paint colour named duck egg blue, which I believe is the colour of your kitchen cupboards and also mine.
    Anyway, I’ve often wondered if ducks of different breeds also produce different coloured eggs.

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