How do your lavenders and blacks lay? I have heard a people say the blacks lay bluer eggs, bigger eggs and more eggs.
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They all lay the same, usually 6 eggs per week, sometimes 5...Quote:
Really, they're pretty much the same... Cream Legbars lay rounder, more dense eggs so they can visually *look* smaller, but comparably similar to Ams...Frawg MuseFrawg Musepost #29286 of 348491/6/16 at 8:46pmpost #29287 of 348491/6/16 at 8:47pmpost #29288 of 348491/6/16 at 9:25pmQuote:Originally Posted by chickee
I have had Ameraucanas for over 5 years and they still remain my favorite breed. My wheaten/blue wheatens are beautiful, friendly and confident birds that lay well. I can't imagine not getting those beautiful blue eggs. They look so pretty in the cartons with my chocolate colored Marans eggs.
I agree, the Wheaten/Blue Wheatens are beautiful and sweet. I was in love with the two juvies I got from my first breeder but then lost one in 2 weeks. One juvie grew normal and the other just never gained weight and died. My breeder apologized that her B/BWs layed pale blue but the color I got from our surviving girl were very pretty blue IMO. It's just that she only layed 3 eggs her 2nd year so I was grossly disappointed about that. She also had the tendency to crack her eggs from her big feet in her hurry to get out of the nestbox. My breeder is considering abandoning her Ameraucana breeding project. Probably having problems with reliable production maybe?post #29289 of 348491/6/16 at 9:34pmQuote:
My friend and I have got our Amers and EEs from different breeders, from different states, from different lines, and in different varieties. My surviving Amer layed the prettiest blue eggs but turned out a duddy layer her 2nd year. My friend's Ameraucana layed a more greenish blue egg and then stopped completely her 2nd year. An EE completely stopped laying but the other 2 layed fine. My friend and I finally stopped trying to come up with excuses about why these blue-egg gene layers were hit-or-miss layers -- climate change, rainy day, heatwave, diet, floating mylar balloons, or ???? An Amer BYCer said these shouldn't be considered production birds and boy do I believe it. Lucky if you get a good layer but a real disappointment if you don't.post #29290 of 348491/6/16 at 10:03pmQuote:Originally Posted by Sylvester017
My friend and I have got our Amers and EEs from different breeders, from different states, from different lines, and in different varieties. My surviving Amer layed the prettiest blue eggs but turned out a duddy layer her 2nd year. My friend's Ameraucana layed a more greenish blue egg and then stopped completely her 2nd year. An EE completely stopped laying but the other 2 layed fine. My friend and I finally stopped trying to come up with excuses about why these blue-egg gene layers were hit-or-miss layers -- climate change, rainy day, heatwave, diet, floating mylar balloons, or ???? An Amer BYCer said these shouldn't be considered production birds and boy do I believe it. Lucky if you get a good layer but a real disappointment if you don't.
I have never had problems with EEs! They have always layed good for me! I don't know about Ameraucanas but I am going to find out! I ordered a bunch from Paul Smith. Time will tell!
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