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Ameraucana lays brown eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by FarmerMack, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. FarmerMack

    FarmerMack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last summer a tourist left 3 RIR's and 1 Ameraucana (pepper) with me as he couldnt bring them back to the city he lived in. One is an Ameraucana that lays brown eggs. Is she not a purebred or is she just lacking the gene to lay colored eggs. I'm not complaining as she regularly lays double yolk eggs just always big and brown

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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It's not an Ameraucana at all, sorry. You have to get those from a breeder. Hatchery stock are Easter Eggers, a mix of breeds that supposedly have the blue egg gene, but as we all have seen, can lay any color eggs. He probably got her from a hatchery. They're still fun birds.
     
  3. old mill poultry

    old mill poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    More than likely a easter egger. Do you have any pics?
     

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