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Do chickens always lay the same color eggs?

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I didn't know where to post this, so here goes.  I was just wondering if ONE hen would always lay the same color egg?  So, from what I understand, EE's can lay various colored eggs.  BUT.. do each hen lay a different color at any given time, or do they stay with the same color all the time?  For example, if I had ONE hen, would I get the same color egg every time.  I hope I'm explaining myself well.  smile  Thanks!

-Jackie- Mom of twins plus one!
Oh, and not to forget the golden retriever & the tropical fish!
3 Welsummers, 3 EEs, 1 Columbian Wyandotte, 2 Light Brahmas & 1 Barred Rock!
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-Jackie- Mom of twins plus one!
Oh, and not to forget the golden retriever & the tropical fish!
3 Welsummers, 3 EEs, 1 Columbian Wyandotte, 2 Light Brahmas & 1 Barred Rock!
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Yes, you would always get the same color.  Now, they will lighten up some when they're getting close to a molt, but they don't change from say, blue to brown smile

-- Deanne
Mom to two sweet boys and fun flock of 2 W leghorns, a spec Sus, a white SL, a constantly broody BO and a hilarious BR.

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-- Deanne
Mom to two sweet boys and fun flock of 2 W leghorns, a spec Sus, a white SL, a constantly broody BO and a hilarious BR.

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Righto--it is like a fingerprint, if there are any distinguishing characteristics about the egg, they will always be there.  At least this is what I have always been told.

Catherine

4 Italian Greyhounds: Penny, Huckleberry, Becky, and Tina; 1 Scottish Deerhound:  Nancy; 2 Kitties: KoKo and Katie, Chickens, mostly R.I. Reds; 7 Peafowl; One husband; 3 adult children, (son just back from Iraq); and 2 Granddaughters. 
West Virginia
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4 Italian Greyhounds: Penny, Huckleberry, Becky, and Tina; 1 Scottish Deerhound:  Nancy; 2 Kitties: KoKo and Katie, Chickens, mostly R.I. Reds; 7 Peafowl; One husband; 3 adult children, (son just back from Iraq); and 2 Granddaughters. 
West Virginia
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