Which Chicken Breeds Lay Blue Eggs?

Blue chicken eggs, prized for their unique coloration, have garnered a dedicated following among poultry enthusiasts and gourmet chefs alike. Their striking blue shells, a result of the pigment oocyanin, distinguishes them from the more common brown and white varieties.

Handful of eggs (one each blue, brown, and white)

Beyond aesthetics, blue eggs are often associated with chicken breeds that exhibit superior foraging behavior, leading to yolks that are richer and more flavorful. Their combination of visual appeal and taste excellence contributes to the growing popularity of blue chicken eggs in markets and kitchens around the world.

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