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Could it be possible that Americanas, when  they start laying eggs, start laying light brown/creamy colored eggs and then, later on, the eggs will be the green or blue color that they are suppose to be?

Well, two of my sons think that our Americana is laying an egg that is light brown/creamy.  She gets into the nesting box and everything.  My oldest son thinks that maybe he has read somewhere that this could be what he read. 

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krv

post #2 of 15

I know they can lay eggs other than blue/green.  I think my EE is laying creamy brown ones too.  She's in the nest box just about everyday, but the eggs we get range from brown to cream.  I would love to know if their egg colors can change though!!

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post #3 of 15

Sorry, no.  Two of my hens lay pinkish eggs.

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post #4 of 15

No, they are probably just going to lay a light brown/creamy egg.  Because EE's are a mix, they don't always lay blue or green eggs.

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post #5 of 15

Egg color does not change. They are probably brown egg layers. And they are also not Ameraucanas if they lay brown. Where did you get them? If most any hatchery, they are Easter Eggers, who are mixed breed birds. They can lay any color at all.

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post #6 of 15

I have 4 pullets that have different EE mothers and the same Russian Orloff daddy.    Two of them lay pale brown eggs and the other 2 lay green eggs.

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If Timmy had a German Shepherd he wouldn't have been in the well in the first place.

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post #7 of 15

I am wondering the same thing.  We have  5 chickens and have almost always had 5 eggs.  4 of these have ranged from pinkish brown, to dark brown, specked, etc. but all in the brown family and we would always have one green/blue one.  About a week ago we started only getting 4 eggs all in the brown family and then 2 days ago we started gettting 5 again but all in the brown family.  Either the Ameraucana started laying brownish eggs or one of the other chickens is laying 2 eggs a day.  What are the chances of either?

On another note just before the Ameraucana egg change I noticed her shells had a bunch of bumps on them ...

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post #8 of 15

This is my first year with chickens and I bought 4 Americanas for the blue/green eggs.  When they all started laying I watched carefully for that 1st blue/green egg.  I watched the Americanas lay brown eggs and I looked at this forum to see if that was going to continue.  Everyone wrote that if they lay brown then they will continue to lay brown but thats not true!  They layed brown eggs for about 2 months and then all of a sudden I got the blue/green eggs that I wanted so badly!  Not sure exactly why this happened but it did, so there is hope!

post #9 of 15

Even if they do manage to somehow lay a brown egg and later lay blue or green, they aren't Ameraucanas.  It is my understanding that if a brown egg comes out, it's nat an Ameraucana.  The hatcheries sell mix breeds and mislabel them Ameraucanas and Auracana all the time.  You probably have Easter Eggers.  They are nice hens that can lay any color.

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post #10 of 15

First, one might ask, Do you mean "Americana" or "Ameraucana".  Since you said "Americana" I must assume that you truly mean that and are referring to an Easter Egger.  Should you not know the difference, I would highly recommend doing a search on BYC and finding out the difference.  There has been more discussion on these topic that you can shake a stick at.  That horse has been not only beat to death but to a pulp.

Now, regarding basic egg color in general.  No, an egg will not change color.  You may find variances within the color but not the actually color itself.  Again, you can do a search on BYC and find a plethora of discussions for further education.  Basically, there are two colors of eggs.  White and Blue.  Everything else is a variation of those shells including browns and greens. 

You may experience variances in a particular pullet/hen egg.  For example, depending on things like diet, environment (extreme hot or cold weather), stress, dehydration, and such, you may see the tint of the egg get darker or lighter or even have speckles or splotches.  But you're not going to see a brown egg turn blue or a blue egg turn green.

Hope that helps.

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