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I have 2 seven month old easter eggers and 2 seven month old guineas. About a week or so ago, I started seeing a new small pale brown egg in the nest box. I didn't think guineas laid this time of year (though I'm in Georgia if that makes a difference) and I thought they had to be a little older. So I assumed one of my easter eggers was laying brown eggs. Yesterday my husband discovered 3 light blue eggs under the coop, so obviously an easter egger. Could the brown one came from a guinea or do you think one easter egger is laying brown eggs and the other blue?

 

 

 

Blue eggs                                                                                   Brown egg

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Try cracking the egg. If it's extremely hard to crack it's a guinea egg. They technically shouldn't be laying this time of year but every so often one might be odd. If it's not hard to crack, you have a brown-laying Easter Egger. They do exist - Easter Eggers are a type, not a breed, and have mixed genetics. I'd venture 20-30% of EEs lay brown or pink.

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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I've already eaten the light brown eggs and they crack like normal. Boo. I bought 12 easter egger chicks and only ended up with two hens. Of course only one of those would lay blue eggs. :P Thanks for the help.

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