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Do Easter Eggers lay the same color eggs as their legs

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i have four chickens one of which is an easter egger... they have just recently started laying eggs and my easter egger finally laid its first egg!!!! wee.gifit was a green blue egg and later on i remember that when it was a chick i started noticing that its legs were a light green color almost the same color as the egg...i've heard that the eggs are the same color as their ears but the easter eggers eggs are not the same color as its ears...just wondering yippiechickie.gif

love my chickens :) 4 girls...easter egger, light sussex, polish and barred rock :) and 4 babies :)

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love my chickens :) 4 girls...easter egger, light sussex, polish and barred rock :) and 4 babies :)

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it's not directly related, but green legs usually do mean green eggs. Green legged ones can also lay brown or cream eggs. On the other hand ear lobe color is completely unrelated to egg color

edited for horrible typos


Edited by Frost Homestead - 3/10/13 at 3:24pm

Wheaten/Blue Wheaten Ameraucanas, Black and Blue Copper Marans, 1 EE, 1 white Silkie hen and 2 'milkie' chicks (marans x silkies), 1 Dominique hen. 2 female free range rabbits, 2 cats and 1 dog. Homesteader, organic gardener, and most importantly chicken fanatic!



"Gardening is the purest of human pleasures." -- Francis Bacon

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Wheaten/Blue Wheaten Ameraucanas, Black and Blue Copper Marans, 1 EE, 1 white Silkie hen and 2 'milkie' chicks (marans x silkies), 1 Dominique hen. 2 female free range rabbits, 2 cats and 1 dog. Homesteader, organic gardener, and most importantly chicken fanatic!



"Gardening is the purest of human pleasures." -- Francis Bacon

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it's not directly related, but green legs usually do mean green eggs. Green legged ones can also lay brown or cream eggs. On the other hand ear lobe color is completely unrelated to egg color

edited for horrible typos

Actually, it's the other way around. Earlobe color is correlated with egg color, and leg color is not. The general rule is that chickens with white earlobes will lay white eggs and chickens with red earlobes will lay brown eggs. This will work about 75-80% of the time.

 

Another thing to look for is a pea comb. The gene for pea combs is in close proximity to the blue egg gene on the chromosome, so pea-combed birds are much more likely to lay blue or green eggs than brown ones. 


Edited by WalkingOnSunshine - 3/10/13 at 3:37pm
The chickens are sold! We sold off 150 roosters, hens, cockerels, and pullets and are down to 10 birds. Three ISA Brown, one Amberlink, one blue copper Marans, four black copper Marans and one blue Ameraucana rooster.
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The chickens are sold! We sold off 150 roosters, hens, cockerels, and pullets and are down to 10 birds. Three ISA Brown, one Amberlink, one blue copper Marans, four black copper Marans and one blue Ameraucana rooster.
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Thank you!!! D.gif

love my chickens :) 4 girls...easter egger, light sussex, polish and barred rock :) and 4 babies :)

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love my chickens :) 4 girls...easter egger, light sussex, polish and barred rock :) and 4 babies :)

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Originally Posted by frosthazard View Post

it's not directly related, but green legs usually do mean green eggs. Green legged ones can also lay brown or cream eggs. On the other hand ear lobe color is completely unrelated to egg color

edited for horrible typos

Actually, it's the other way around. Earlobe color is correlated with egg color, and leg color is not. The general rule is that chickens with white earlobes will lay white eggs and chickens with red earlobes will lay brown eggs. This will work about 75-80% of the time.

 

Another thing to look for is a pea comb. The gene for pea combs is in close proximity to the blue egg gene on the chromosome, so pea-combed birds are much more likely to lay blue or green eggs than brown ones. 


sorry but this is just wrong. blue earlobed silkies lay cream/pink colored eggs. red earlobed easter eggers can lay green, blue, cream/white, or brown eggs. I have had easter eggers with blue earlobes that lay green eggs. I've also had easter eggers with white ear lobes that lay green eggs. My ameraucanas have red earlobes and lay blue eggs. I think you'd be hard pressed to find anything but a coincidental correlation. just my two cents.
 


Edited by Frost Homestead - 3/11/13 at 11:05am

Wheaten/Blue Wheaten Ameraucanas, Black and Blue Copper Marans, 1 EE, 1 white Silkie hen and 2 'milkie' chicks (marans x silkies), 1 Dominique hen. 2 female free range rabbits, 2 cats and 1 dog. Homesteader, organic gardener, and most importantly chicken fanatic!



"Gardening is the purest of human pleasures." -- Francis Bacon

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Wheaten/Blue Wheaten Ameraucanas, Black and Blue Copper Marans, 1 EE, 1 white Silkie hen and 2 'milkie' chicks (marans x silkies), 1 Dominique hen. 2 female free range rabbits, 2 cats and 1 dog. Homesteader, organic gardener, and most importantly chicken fanatic!



"Gardening is the purest of human pleasures." -- Francis Bacon

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barnie.gif Lol ok...i'm not sure which is the right one but ill just guess that neither the comb color or the legs have anything to do with the color eggs they lay hu.gif does anyone know if there is a way to accually tell?????????

love my chickens :) 4 girls...easter egger, light sussex, polish and barred rock :) and 4 babies :)

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love my chickens :) 4 girls...easter egger, light sussex, polish and barred rock :) and 4 babies :)

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