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First Egg for new layer color

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Our GCs layed the other three, but we are sure this small cream colored one came from one of our EEs who was really close to start laying. Going by this egg, does that mean she will not be a blue-green layer like we thought or can they start funny and it become blue green later?

LeiaLayers

Flock of 2 GCs, 2 EEs, 2 Cuckoos, 2 Exchequer Leghorns, 2 Salmon Fauvorelles, 1 Welsummer, 1 Blue Americauna, 1 Mallard drake, 1 Khaki Campbell drake, 1 hybrid Duck, and 1 Silver Appleyard Duck. With a ACD mix doggie.

 

Flock who have passed: RIP Julian (GC 4/8/16), Luke (WH drake 7/18/16), Han (WP drake 7/19/16)

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Flock of 2 GCs, 2 EEs, 2 Cuckoos, 2 Exchequer Leghorns, 2 Salmon Fauvorelles, 1 Welsummer, 1 Blue Americauna, 1 Mallard drake, 1 Khaki Campbell drake, 1 hybrid Duck, and 1 Silver Appleyard Duck. With a ACD mix doggie.

 

Flock who have passed: RIP Julian (GC 4/8/16), Luke (WH drake 7/18/16), Han (WP drake 7/19/16)

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No. You will have a white laying EE. On green eggs the shell is green not just colored green. Crack a brown egg and the inside is white and the brown can be scrubbed off. A brown egg layer can lay a white egg but not a green egg layer.
Edited by Percheron chick - 9/22/15 at 7:02am
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Our GCs layed the other three, but we are sure this small cream colored one came from one of our EEs who was really close to start laying. Going by this egg, does that mean she will not be a blue-green layer like we thought or can they start funny and it become blue green later?

There are 2 base shell colors, white and blue.

The brown coating will turn blue shells varying shades of green and white shells varying shades of brown.

Can you post a pic of your EE?

Do you have other birds close to laying age?


Edited by aart - 9/23/15 at 6:29am

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Our GCs layed the other three, but we are sure this small cream colored one came from one of our EEs who was really close to start laying. Going by this egg, does that mean she will not be a blue-green layer like we thought or can they start funny and it become blue green later?

There are 2 base shell colors, white and blue.

The brown coating will turn blue shells varying shades of green and white shells varying shades of brown.

Can you post a pic of your EE?

Do you have other birds close to laying age?

 I will have to take a more current photo but this is the last one I took of the EEs. The one on the left is now bright red in the face and has more of a pea comb. So we believe she is the layer. The other is barely pink still but looks much the same. 

 

The only other ones we have are these CMs and they are younger than the EEs and do not look anywhere near ready. This is also old photo. I will take some tonight. 

LeiaLayers

Flock of 2 GCs, 2 EEs, 2 Cuckoos, 2 Exchequer Leghorns, 2 Salmon Fauvorelles, 1 Welsummer, 1 Blue Americauna, 1 Mallard drake, 1 Khaki Campbell drake, 1 hybrid Duck, and 1 Silver Appleyard Duck. With a ACD mix doggie.

 

Flock who have passed: RIP Julian (GC 4/8/16), Luke (WH drake 7/18/16), Han (WP drake 7/19/16)

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LeiaLayers

Flock of 2 GCs, 2 EEs, 2 Cuckoos, 2 Exchequer Leghorns, 2 Salmon Fauvorelles, 1 Welsummer, 1 Blue Americauna, 1 Mallard drake, 1 Khaki Campbell drake, 1 hybrid Duck, and 1 Silver Appleyard Duck. With a ACD mix doggie.

 

Flock who have passed: RIP Julian (GC 4/8/16), Luke (WH drake 7/18/16), Han (WP drake 7/19/16)

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Artemis, shes just pink so far heading toward red slowly. She should be second to start. 

 

This is Furiosa who we are sure layed the cream egg. 

 

These are the CMs who are youngest and just barely pink in face currently. They do not stay still very long so I tried a couple of shots to get them. 

 

LeiaLayers

Flock of 2 GCs, 2 EEs, 2 Cuckoos, 2 Exchequer Leghorns, 2 Salmon Fauvorelles, 1 Welsummer, 1 Blue Americauna, 1 Mallard drake, 1 Khaki Campbell drake, 1 hybrid Duck, and 1 Silver Appleyard Duck. With a ACD mix doggie.

 

Flock who have passed: RIP Julian (GC 4/8/16), Luke (WH drake 7/18/16), Han (WP drake 7/19/16)

Reply

LeiaLayers

Flock of 2 GCs, 2 EEs, 2 Cuckoos, 2 Exchequer Leghorns, 2 Salmon Fauvorelles, 1 Welsummer, 1 Blue Americauna, 1 Mallard drake, 1 Khaki Campbell drake, 1 hybrid Duck, and 1 Silver Appleyard Duck. With a ACD mix doggie.

 

Flock who have passed: RIP Julian (GC 4/8/16), Luke (WH drake 7/18/16), Han (WP drake 7/19/16)

Reply
post #6 of 6

It's very hard to take pics of chickens, they rarely hold still.

 

Your CM's seem to have crests on top of their heads...wonder if they are crossed with crested cream legbars?

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
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