One popular bird species that commonly lays eggs with a pale blue or greenish-blue color is the barheaded goose. These funky looking eggs can be seen all over Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Manitoba and Saskatchewan as well as parts of Alberta and Colorado. Surprisingly enough, nearly half of allbarheaded geese wintering in warm climates in Mexico are also greenish blue!
The other prevalent species that tends to lay eggs with a slightly more traditional egg coloration is the American robin. Again, these colorful eggs can be spotted pretty much anywhere in the eastern U.S., but are especially prolific along the Gulf Coast Oklahoma and Texas where they will stack up on telegraph wires like pieces of candy! Other notable egg-layers include purple gallinules (a shorebird), yellow crowned warblers (a songbird), Townsend’s solitaire (an passerine), tawny sparrows (a passerine), Canada jay (an avian) as well as various eagles such as bald and golden eagles. So next time you’re on vacation spot hunting for egrets or studying your backyard flocks for Cooper’s hawks – just remember that there’s potential rainbow bakers lurking amongst them all!
Let’s take a closer look…
Although not all species or hybrids will exhibit all colors listed above, it is a good idea to be familiar with your bird’s coloring so you can easily identify it if you find it lost.
If you are seeking a brightly colored bird, then the Malayan Rock hen is probably what you are after. These hens are known for their striking combination of purple and yellow feathers. Other bold colors that often appear on roosters include blue, green, and red. Whether these colors are incidental or deliberate is hard to say – but they sure do make for an eye-catching pet!
Aside from coloration, there is also a great deal of variation in how roosters look (and acting) around people and animals. Some birds are quite docile while others can be quite spirited – it all depends on the particular bird’s personality! And finally yes, some roosters ARE definitely noisy!! But if that sounds like your cup of tea then by all means go ahead and get yourself one of these funny little birds!
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