Originally Posted by Angie16hearts
I have two blue isbars and am so excited for my oldest to start laying. She's 20-21 weeks old and The other one is 21 days behind her. Is there a few of you that would be willing to post some pictures of there eggs? I have two green laying EE's but I hear there eggs are a different color green . Please correct me if I'm wrong. I have to say next to my Aussie and BR these ladies are as sweet as pie ! If I had enough room I would have a coop filled with isbars!!🐣🐥
Though the green of the Isbar eggs may be different from the green of your EE eggs, don't count on it until you see them. The greens are all made with the same genes and it is the particular combination that each hen receives that determines the particular color. It takes a combination of brown egg genes and blue egg genes to make green. There are many different genes for brown (hence the multitude of brown shades), while only one (that I know of) has been identified for blue eggs at this point. The exact color of green will depend on how many and what combination of brown genes the hen has, and some say it also depends on whether the hen inherited one copy of the blue egg gene, or two.
With that said, my Isbars lay lots of different colors of green eggs, and each hen's can change from day to day. Also, some Isbar eggs are speckled. I can't recall ever seeing a speckled EE egg.
Here's some pics:
These are all Isbar eggs, from 4 different hens over about 3 days time.
The top two on the right are Isbar eggs (actually all three are , but the brown egg layer has gone to lay eggs for another nice family)
These are from my other Isbar group, the first and third are from the same hen, two different days in the same week. That is a quarter beside them for size comparison.
The center dark green egg is also an Isbar egg.