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post #41 of 46

Other than blue and white.....color is from coating, usually a brown hue of varying intensity, some can be partially washed off....

......bloom is another 'coating' that is usually colorless, but can add a cast to the coating color.

 

The gray has me baffled, it's got to be coating and genetically controlled...but way over my little head.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #42 of 46
Thread Starter 

Yes but what I was saying, nobody asks people with maran eggs to wash them before they can claim a color.

Maran egg and same egg washed.

post #43 of 46

I used to have a gray~ish layer. She was the product of multiple generations of breeding OE X OE. 

 


& when wet they were green again.
 


I lost her to a hawk. :(
She was a smaller bird, and of course one of my favorites. It's always one of your favorites.

I'm rebuilding my layer flock right now, does anyone have gray/olive eggs they'd share? @gimmie birdies?

Brookside Cottage Farms | Oakland, Ca

Bantam Imported Blue, Black, Splash, Chocolate, & Mauve Orpingtons

(Project Bantam Wheaten Orpingtons)

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Brookside Cottage Farms | Oakland, Ca

Bantam Imported Blue, Black, Splash, Chocolate, & Mauve Orpingtons

(Project Bantam Wheaten Orpingtons)

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post #44 of 46
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I am busy for a couple of months and I currently have 3 grey eggers. I just gave UGLYFOOT, 13 grey eggs to hatch, on the 14 March. So hopefully she can also supply the demand eventually.

post #45 of 46
Darn this chicken math... now I want a gray layer... I need a ranch
post #46 of 46
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Gray egg to the left with out bloom, green in center, gray egg with bloom on the right.

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