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I have what was sold to me as a gold laced Wyandotte.  She has been slow to start laying, but when I came back from a weekend trip last night, I found two new eggs in the nest box.  The surprise is that they were a lovely shade of blue!  I am attaching a picture of my chicken (named Bridgette by the kids!) and the two eggs.  Any guesses as to what crosses could produce this?  She definitely has a strong lacing pattern to her feathers. 

 

And to be clear, I am not disappointed by this surprise.  I'm not a purebred chicken raiser, and blue shelled eggs taste just as good as brown! :)

 

Thanks!

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Sorry!  I am new here and forgot to add pictures..  Also, if it is not clear in the picture, Bridgette has dark legs and red eyes.  I realize now, those are not breed characteristics of Gold Laced Wyandottes.  Ok, here are the pics!

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She's an Easter Egger! And a pretty one at that. :) EEs are more a variety than a breed in a lot of ways, but they're a lot of fun. The eggs and the dark legs are pretty good indications.

Our flock: 2 African Geese, 16 Bantam Cochins, 12 Silkies, 11 Mixed Breed Bantams, 6 Japanese Bantams, 6 D'Uccles, 1 OEGB, 1 white crested black polish, and 1 very confused pigeon.
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Our flock: 2 African Geese, 16 Bantam Cochins, 12 Silkies, 11 Mixed Breed Bantams, 6 Japanese Bantams, 6 D'Uccles, 1 OEGB, 1 white crested black polish, and 1 very confused pigeon.
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Thank you!  I didn't realize Easter Eggers could have this type of a feather pattern, but from a little research on BYC I see they come in lots of different colors and patterns!  Thanks again for the help!

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Happy to help!

Our flock: 2 African Geese, 16 Bantam Cochins, 12 Silkies, 11 Mixed Breed Bantams, 6 Japanese Bantams, 6 D'Uccles, 1 OEGB, 1 white crested black polish, and 1 very confused pigeon.
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Our flock: 2 African Geese, 16 Bantam Cochins, 12 Silkies, 11 Mixed Breed Bantams, 6 Japanese Bantams, 6 D'Uccles, 1 OEGB, 1 white crested black polish, and 1 very confused pigeon.
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