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Elise: The Hen Who Lays Two Different Colors

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Elise the EE harbors a spectacular talent that even astounds me. She has proven herself capable of laying eggs with two different shell colors on alternating days: olive and gray with a slight blue tint. I know, some will wonder if I'm confusing two hens' eggs, but I am 110% sure that it's all Elise. Not only have I caught her in the act of laying both colors on separate occasions, but none of our other EEs produces gray and our only current olive layer turns out eggs with a distinctive shape and shiny coating. Frankly, I didn't know this feat was possible until my lovely girl Elise proved me wrong.

The gray egg shown in the two pictures isn't the same in both; I put two different grays alongside one of her olives.

Here's the incredible girl....:)

-Alex


Edited by Alexandra33 - 9/24/15 at 6:53pm

"For You, O Lord, are good and ready to forgive;

And abundant in lovingkindness and overflowing in mercy to all those who call upon You." Psalm 86:5

 

Happy owner of 37 wonderful hens, 2 amazing roosters, 21 chickies, 2 bantam quacklings, 5 interesting ducks, 1 unfriendly drake, 4 furry kitties, and 5 crabby parakeets! 

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"For You, O Lord, are good and ready to forgive;

And abundant in lovingkindness and overflowing in mercy to all those who call upon You." Psalm 86:5

 

Happy owner of 37 wonderful hens, 2 amazing roosters, 21 chickies, 2 bantam quacklings, 5 interesting ducks, 1 unfriendly drake, 4 furry kitties, and 5 crabby parakeets! 

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Wow, Elise has a talent I haven't heard of! Some chickens tend to have shells fade in color over a while, but I haven't heard of this before.

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wow! that is so cool!! :ep

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You have a beautiful hen.

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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Thank you all! :)

 

-Alex

"For You, O Lord, are good and ready to forgive;

And abundant in lovingkindness and overflowing in mercy to all those who call upon You." Psalm 86:5

 

Happy owner of 37 wonderful hens, 2 amazing roosters, 21 chickies, 2 bantam quacklings, 5 interesting ducks, 1 unfriendly drake, 4 furry kitties, and 5 crabby parakeets! 

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"For You, O Lord, are good and ready to forgive;

And abundant in lovingkindness and overflowing in mercy to all those who call upon You." Psalm 86:5

 

Happy owner of 37 wonderful hens, 2 amazing roosters, 21 chickies, 2 bantam quacklings, 5 interesting ducks, 1 unfriendly drake, 4 furry kitties, and 5 crabby parakeets! 

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