Barred Rock from Murray McMurray hatchery laying Blue/green eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Taylor, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. Taylor

    Taylor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This spring I brought barred rocks from a man that buys his birds from murray mcmurray hatchery. And one of them started laying eggs a few days ago and her first one was breen. I thought is was very little effort. then her next few eggs were blue. Is there a problem with her????

    BTW he does not have any roosters, so he couldn't hatch any eggs
     
  2. Sequin

    Sequin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably a genetic mix in there somewhere that is causing her to lay colored eggs. But I don't think there is anything wrong with her persay.
     
  3. SunnyDawn

    SunnyDawn Sun Lovin' Lizard

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    Sounds interesting. Definately not a pure bred BR. Brown color, which turns a blue egg green, is laid on as the egg passes through the oviduct. Newly laying pullets produce more brown pigment at first than they do later, so it's not a mystery that her first egg was green and subsequent eggs were not. She may lay green eggs again later if the glands start working more (like after a molt or after a winter hiatus). Sounds like the eggs are very cool looking! Enjoy them. [​IMG]
    BTW this makes your gal an EE not a BR.
     
  4. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    An easter-egger in a barred rock disguise! Too cool. [​IMG] Suspect might have been cross-bred.
     
  5. SunnyDawn

    SunnyDawn Sun Lovin' Lizard

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    Quote:Yep. That's a definate. [​IMG]
     
  6. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    oh post a pic I love Barred EE's [​IMG] very cool!!!
     
  7. SunnyDawn

    SunnyDawn Sun Lovin' Lizard

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    Quote:Yes please do, and the egg(s) she lays!
     
  8. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    I'm very interested in her comb!

    If she has a single comb, then that's a really rare thing from what I understand...something about the locus of the pea comb gene and the blue egg gene being in the same spot, etc...

    So does she have a single comb, or is it a pea, or modified pea, or can you describe or give us a pic? I'd love to see her eggs, too! How egg-citing!!!
     
  9. Brianm97

    Brianm97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would love to see some pics [​IMG]
     
  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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