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a welsummer?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jeffwgood, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. jeffwgood

    jeffwgood Out Of The Brooder

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    hello all, I'm a newbie here. I need your help figuring out what breed chicken this is. Here is the story, we had been getting a couple green eggs a week. No big deal, we have an Aracuana, so we just figured she started laying. Well we have been getting two green eggs a day. So I started getting suspicious. Well today I caught what I thought was one of our two Welsummers sitting in the nesting box. I picked her up and no egg. A minute later she got up and there was the green egg. So is this possible because of the mix she is or what? In the picture she is the one on top and her egg is the one to the left. I put it next to the white egg to show the color better. Thanks!
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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    She's an Easter Egger,and so is the other large breed bird in the pic from what I can tell. Likely sold as Ameraucana or Aracauna, but in actuality don't meet any breed standard, they're just nice, multi colored birds that lay blue or green eggs.
     
  3. jeffwgood

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    Awesome, guess that means we have 3 Easter Eggers then! Is it normal for them to be laying daily when it's 0 degrees out?
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I have a new layer that started laying on the shortest day of the year, so anything's possible!

    For birds, it's not the temp so much as the hours of daylight that trigger egg production. Days are getting longer now, so birds bought last summer/fall are going to start laying, regardless of temp. Congrats on your new eggs!
     

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