Ameraucana not laying Blue/Green Eggs

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Heather Candee, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. Heather Candee

    Heather Candee Hatching

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    Hi, I am a new member and this is my first post. I am concerned and disappointed because my Ameraucana, Pipa, just started laying last week and she has yet to lay a blue/green egg. They started out with a creamy pinkish tint but now they are a creamy brown. Is this normal?
     
  2. Angelicisi

    Angelicisi Crowing

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    You may have an Easter Egger...use the search and check a few pics out. They can lay blue or green or brown or white...but the color laid is usually within a shade of the color they will always lay.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    Where did you get her from? I'm guessing that Pipa is an Easter Egger, which is a mixed breed of chicken commonly (and mistakenly) called an Ameraucana by hatcheries and other people. EE's can be any color, and have many different features, though most have muffs and a beard. The true Ameraucana is a purebreed of chicken with set color varieties.

    The only defining characteristic of an Easter Egger is that they lay colored eggs. Most lay blue/green eggs, but they can also lay pink, brown, and slightly tinted eggs.

    Also, are you sure she's an Ameraucana/Easter Egger? If you're not sure, then I would recommend posting photos of Pipa in the What Breed or Gender is This? section of the forum.
     
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  5. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! I too have an EE and she lays brownish eggs, I was totally disappointed. Unfortunately her eggs won't change color.
     
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  8. Heather Candee

    Heather Candee Hatching

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    Thank You Everyone! I think that You're right...I have an EE. And now I know I won't have blue/green eggs :( Oh well, at least I have healthy chickens and yummy eggs
     
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