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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by TheCrazyClucker, Apr 28, 2013.
I always wondered which breed layed the blue eggs. I have an Araguana who lays green eggs, and Araguana/ Buff Orpinington mix that also lay green eggs. I also have one pullet who is due to start laying in Aug/Sept. She hatched in March. She is a buff Americana (pure white) with Green legs so I'm going to assume that she will lay green eggs as well. I was hoping to get blue or pink. Are there any written rules about what color eggs they will lay?
looking forward to hear from you.
Pure Ameraucana's will lay blue and maybe a hint of green. And will breed true. The birds you are describing would be referred to as Easter eggers. They could lay any shade of green blue or pink. Unfortunately they probably will not breed true. I have a few and I love how each one is so unique.
If you are trying to get to blue eggs with existing stock get a White Leghorn Rooster, the Leghorns carry genes that inhibit brown egg genes, you then will want to keep daughters only that lay blue/green eggs and then cross back to father, in a few BC gens you should have blue layers, once you have good blue eggs, next keep a few sons and breed them to their sisters that lay blue eggs and see what they produce... keep only the rooster who's daughters lay blue eggs. If you are worried about inbreeding I suggest introducing Arkansas Blue, Araucana or true Ameraucana rooster.
Pink eggs are another breeding program... you might want to check out the Pink Egg Thread.
I hope this helps.
I could use some help. Is this a male or female?
She was supposed to be female but seems to have some redness in the comb? She is 11 weeks old.
That much redness would worry me a little, but, by that age there should be more growth in the comb with a boy. So, I would guess that it is a girl, but watch it closely....maybe not.
Thank you! I do not see any saddle feathers ether but the red is getting to me
Their type isn't as "compact" as I would like, but here is one of the pullets from my bantam pen.
You don't see much mention of Ameraucana bantams. I've been trying to breed for at least a bantam EE. I love the pattern of the blue on this pullet. I'm curious; do you happen to have a picture of the eggs?