Amer/EE pullets from hatcheries: What color are your eggs?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by 4myHennyPenny, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. 4myHennyPenny

    4myHennyPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For those of you who purchased your Ameraucana/Easter Egger chicks from hatcheries (so not necessarily a TRUE Ameraucana), I thought it might be interesting to find out what color eggs you had in the end. Sounds as though the light pink (brownish) is pretty common. Anyone out there getting blues or greens?
     
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  2. blue90292

    blue90292 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2007
    Rosharon, TX
    i ordered mine from mcmurray. out of the 10, i have one that gives me a pink egg. the rest are green with one laying olive and one laying a blue egg. i'm a little disappointed in the size of the eggs, though. i'm hoping as they mature, the eggs get a bit bigger.
     
  3. Chelly

    Chelly Cooped Up

    May 11, 2007
    I would be interested to know as well - please name the hatchery you purchased from.
    I'm getting a couple from Ideal in August...
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    We get blue, green and pinkish brown. My one pink egg is almost mauve in color..very pretty. The blues are pretty too..some light, some teal and some brighter.

    We also use Ameraucana (that don't meet the standard of perfection for the breed based on plumage color) in our breeding of EEs.

    EEs lay a smallish egg their first year. Once they molt (if they're anything like mine), the eggs can be huge. I've gotten anywhere from small to large eggs from young ones and medium to jumbo from mature hens, depending on the hen.

    Jody
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I got EE's over the years from our local Co op that hatches eggs locally. Got mostly olive green eggs, with one really pretty girl laying blue eggs. Poor thing got acities when she was bout 5 and I put her down.
     
  6. pasofinofarm

    pasofinofarm NONESUCH FARM CONROE TX

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    I have about 25 EE's that came from Tractor Supply so I am sure they were hatchery birds just don't know which hatchery. Most lay beautiful robin blue large to extra large eggs with a few light green and one or two pink.

    I have bought several dozen hatching eggs from some of the top Ameraucana breeders this year and thier eggs are not quite as nice as mine... but almost. I also see some light greens (but no olives) in theirs. Ahhh... but it's what's inside the eggs that I'm after now!

    I would say for eggs that hatchery birds are just as good as breeders birds at a fraction of the cost.
     
  7. sdeneen2001

    sdeneen2001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    5 from Privett - 2 light brown, 1 olive, 1 mint green and 1 between a mint green and a pale blue. Usually small the first year and then decent to jumbo. My 3 year old still lays 5 a week.

    1 from Ideal - light brown (at least she DID, until the @#$%(*&*@!! racoon got her last week)
     
  8. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 1 my MM that lays a beautiful light blue egg. [​IMG]
     
  9. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
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    mine are from MM they lay teal,blue & olive colored eggs I'm waiting to see what my new girls will lay hoping for different colors.
     
  10. JFL1950

    JFL1950 Out Of The Brooder

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    ok now when the new chicks hatch are there eggs the same color as theirs were?
     

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