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what color ameraucana hens lay the colored eggs

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3 barred cochin, 1 white cochin, 1 mottled cochin,1 black cochin, 1 birchen cochin, 1 mille fleur cochin, 1 barred/partridge cochin roo (he is about to go to a new home) 1 buff brahma,(all my cochins and my brahma are bantams) 2 leghorns, 1 silver laced wyanndot, 2 rhode island reds, 4 cats, and 1 dog-bear and going to get a mystery bantam cochin
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3 barred cochin, 1 white cochin, 1 mottled cochin,1 black cochin, 1 birchen cochin, 1 mille fleur cochin, 1 barred/partridge cochin roo (he is about to go to a new home) 1 buff brahma,(all my cochins and my brahma are bantams) 2 leghorns, 1 silver laced wyanndot, 2 rhode island reds, 4 cats, and 1 dog-bear and going to get a mystery bantam cochin
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what color of an egg?

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you mean the green and blue eggs? sometimes they lay brown eggs, they have to carry the gene for the colored eggs...I have 3 EE at 18 weeks waiting for them to mature, fingers crossed at least one of the lays the colored eggs.

Live in Colorado....1 Calif. white, 2 Australorp, 3 Barred Rock, 1 Gold Comet, 2 Black Sex link, 3 EE pullets, 1 Golden Duckwing roo, 1 EE/Old English Game mix roo,1 silkie/cochin mix, & 1 Production  red
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Live in Colorado....1 Calif. white, 2 Australorp, 3 Barred Rock, 1 Gold Comet, 2 Black Sex link, 3 EE pullets, 1 Golden Duckwing roo, 1 EE/Old English Game mix roo,1 silkie/cochin mix, & 1 Production  red
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The color of the bird has nothing to do with the color of the eggs she lays. A pea comb is often genetically linked to green or blue eggs, so look for a pea combed bird if you want those eggs.

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"and I'll praise You in this storm, and I will lift my hands,  for You are who You are, no matter where I am. Every tear I've cried, You've held in Your hands....You never left my side. Although my heart is torn, I will praise You in this storm"

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Originally Posted by donrae 

The color of the bird has nothing to do with the color of the eggs she lays. A pea comb is often genetically linked to green or blue eggs, so look for a pea combed bird if you want those eggs.


Lots of breeds with pea combs: Brahmas, for instance, don't lay colored eggs
but... the blue egg gene is dominant so one can make EE's by breeding
almost anything to an Auracana or Americana and most of those EE's do have pea combs

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If you get "Ameraucana" (or Americana, Auracauna, etc) chicks from a feed store and want to try to get ones that lay blue or green eggs, look for the ones with no comb, just a flat space where the comb will grow, and dark gray or greenish colored legs. smile That's how I got my green egg laying Easter Eggers. smile

Wendy, chemist, mama to 4 human children, a crazy Husky/Australian Shepherd cross dog, a cat, several fish, bunnies, 17 goats,and our ever growing flock of chickens, ducks, turkeys, and geese.

My oldest son is breeding BBS Orps! Looking for breeding stock!

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Wendy, chemist, mama to 4 human children, a crazy Husky/Australian Shepherd cross dog, a cat, several fish, bunnies, 17 goats,and our ever growing flock of chickens, ducks, turkeys, and geese.

My oldest son is breeding BBS Orps! Looking for breeding stock!

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