60 weeks and now a blue egg????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Catstar68, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. Catstar68

    Catstar68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 lovely EEs that are 60 weeks old in a mixed flock of BOs, BAs, BRs, from same hatchery order. I have a total of 11 hens and one enthusiastic rooster. [​IMG]

    Everyone began laying at around 26 weeks - or so I thought! I will consistently get 5 - 9 eggs a day from the girls. Some day I get 2 green eggs but never have I gotten 3 in one day. I assumed that one of the EEs was laying a light brown/pinkish egg with speckles but I never really found out who is laying what. I thought everyone would be laying by now but.....COULD SOMEONE HAVE JUST STARTED???? AT 60 WEEKS?
    I got a pretty little BLUE egg today. [​IMG]
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    Here it is at the 6 o'clock position. It is BLUE. A beautiful pastel blue. Now, I know I'm not crazy (mostly). Chickens do not change their egg colors.
    Being a scientific type I felt the need to subject it to a test so we performed a cat scan.
    The green egg is the 'control'.

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    Mojo says it's blue. I question his ability to even see colors but it was the best I could do, DBF is at work. [​IMG]

    The egg to the right of the blue one is the one I THOUGHT the 3rd EE was popping out.
    So here's the question:
    Do you really think I have an EE that has produced her first egg at 60 weeks of age? I mean, better late than never but that is just totally slacker! I do have a very pretty partridge colored EE that the rooster does seem to leave alone, prefering the others in the flock much more. Is she a late bloomer?
    I'm thrilled over the blue egg! [​IMG]

    What do you think?
     
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  2. xyresicchick

    xyresicchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh wow! what a BLUE BLUE egg it is too! maybe she WAS a late bloomer. and maybe your roo KNEW!?

    bizzarre! and congrats on the blue egg! Now you REALLY have an easter basket!
     
  3. Country_Gal@Heart

    [email protected] Out Of The Brooder

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    I love the cat scan!!!! [​IMG]

    What a beautiful assortment of eggs! That blue one is very pretty. I can't wait until my Ameraucana's start laying! [​IMG]
     
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  4. Catstar68

    Catstar68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks! I just hope she keeps laying and doesn't fizzle out. I think it's the partidge EE but not really sure. Now I worry that something may be wrong. Everyone seems healthy and happy though!
     
  5. Jilara

    Jilara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do know that my green EE layer sometimes turns out a blue egg. And the inside of her shells are generally bluer than the outside. Could your green layer be doing the same?
     
  6. Catstar68

    Catstar68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The idea of that did cross my mind, I wondered if the recent addition of ACV to their water was to blame. But this egg is so much different - even in shape. It's rounder, smaller than my usual greens.
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  7. buzymom13

    buzymom13 I run the Alien Chicken Asylum

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    [​IMG] Congrats! It's pretty! [​IMG]
     
  8. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    beautiful egg!!!! I don't think it is impossible that you have a very late bloomer......my EE was over 40 weeks old for 1st egg but eventaully decided to give up the goods - light sage green, always perfectly shaped. I don't think the color would change that significantly, maybe darker or lighter in tone, maybe more or less speckled. I don't know if it's possible to go from a green to a blue like yours. Not sure though....Congrats though on the gorgeous egg, your 'inspector' hopefully gave approval as well [​IMG]
     
  9. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a very interesting story. time will tell with the eggs please keep this post going with updates of future laying we are interested in the outcome. you could forgive her slackyness if shes going to give blue eggs LOL
     
  10. thefamilyflock

    thefamilyflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful color! Congratulations! [​IMG]
     

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