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Old 25 June 2009, 07:21 PM
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Icon220 Blue door = marriageable Amish female

Comment: The Blue Door rumor

I've heard from multiple people that the Amish paint their doors blue to
advertise they have a wife to wed. It sounds a little bizarre and
unorthodox to me, but 4 different people have sworn up and down to me that
this is true because they're trying to produce offspring with those
outside their community to avoid inbreeding, since it has become a social
stigma as well as producing unhealthy offspring. I didn't find anything
on the site about the Blue Door rumor, can you confirm this as fact or
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