Ameraucana egg color

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Davidhalpern2, Dec 24, 2014.

  1. Davidhalpern2

    Davidhalpern2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i was given an Ameraucana hen a few months ago. She was molting, and that coupled with the stress of being the low bird on the pecking order put her laying on hold. She is about a year old. She began laying this week and has laid an egg a day. My question is this:
    I was expecting blue eggs but hers are an off white grayish color?[​IMG]
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Your hen appears to be an Easter Egger instead of a purebred Ameraucana. Easter Eggers are mixed breeds, so can lay eggs of any color. Some lay blue, some lay green, and others lay brown or other shades of other colors.
     
  3. Davidhalpern2

    Davidhalpern2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well that would explain it! Thanks. An eggs an egg!
     

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