Ameraucanas, EE's, and egg color variation

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by faeryrose, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. faeryrose

    faeryrose Out Of The Brooder

    I know a chicken will only lay one color of egg her entire life. But is it possible for one hen to have some variation within that color, day to day? I have an EE that just started laying a month ago, a nice pale robins' egg blue. I also got an Ameraucana last week and haven't expected eggs from her just yet, due to the stress of moving.

    I found a pale sea-green egg in the coop today. Either my EE laid a slightly different color than usual, or it's from the Ameraucana. But I thought Ameraucanas always laid blue? All my other birds are brown or white layers.
     

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