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“Eggs to Dye For”


Description from puppychick labratbecky: I see natural egg dyes in these colors. It doesn't hurt that the blue-green quartz has so many dazzling colors all by itself. They all remind me of the eggs laid by my grandfather's (Henry's) many breeds of chickens. He raised them as a hobby and to feed his family. Henry was Aggie's husband. :) Aggie took those multihued eggs. She dyed a few with natural food colorings and just boiled the rest. They were so colorful there was no need to add a thing. Now I have a co-worker whom I have known for years who has taken up chicken husbandry in his semi-retirement. He brings eggs in to work and I am seeing Aggie and Henry's eggs all over again. :) How cool is that?!?


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  1. Gina P - Delta Chick
    Gina P - Delta Chick says:

    This speaks to me! Gorgeous!

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    SilverCords aka Judy says:

    I love it! The blue-green quartz is stunning! I didn’t know that chicken eggs came in different colors other than beige and white (other than bird eggs). Guess that proves I’m a city slicker for sure. :)

  3. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Thanks Gina and Judy!! Chickens that are the fancy breads and even some good old fashioned egg layers can produce eggs in blues and greens as well as shades of oranges, salmon, tans, browns, cream and white! They are too pretty to eat! :)

  4. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Dang—fancy BREEDS not breads! :) !

  5. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Wow! Thanks Beck for the education on egg colors. I had no idea. And your pick is gorgeous. These blue green quartz are just stunning. Wonderful pick!

  6. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    I did know about the different colored eggs! (Something to do with what they are fed) Anywho, I love your pick, Becky! What nice memories from your Grandpa!

  7. Asia
    Asia says:

    It certainly is :d

  8. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Love your story, and your pick, Becky! I’d love to raise chickens!

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