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Can a EE/Wyandotte mix lay brown eggs?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Roostah, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. Roostah

    Roostah In the Brooder

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    I have a EE/Wyandotte hen that just started laying yesterday. Her first egg was large and blue tinted but when I checked the nest box today there was a light brown egg there the same size. The only other chicken I have in with her is Cinnamon Queen that lays medium sized brown eggs. Can my EE/Wyandotte hen lay colored eggs one day and then brown eggs the next?
     
  2. Easter_pink_silkies

    Easter_pink_silkies Songster

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    lol why do you think there called Easter eggers? [​IMG]
     
  3. fullhouse

    fullhouse Songster

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    I don't think hens change egg color other than to lighten over time. Was it a EE or Wyandotte roo for the father?
     
  4. Roostah

    Roostah In the Brooder

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    I am not sure who the father was. I bought her from a friend. She resembles a Wyandotte more than a EE.

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  5. Kev

    Kev Crowing

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    To answer the subject line: Yes.

    Even EE x EE can produce tan or brown eggers. There's no standard for EE so it's pretty much a case of where "anything goes", even if people insist on their being a general look for EEs(such as insisting EE have green legs for example).

    As for individual hens, their egg color doesn't change except by as someone mentioned, by the eggs getting lighter as they go thru the cycle and/or some strange things happening as an single egg having a strangely tinted "bloom".

    The hen seems to have a pea comb.. I would be slightly skeptical of her being out of a Wyandotte as normally Wyandottes have rose combs, so by that reasoning she should have had a rose comb.. or a walnut comb if it was cross between a Wyandotte and a pea combed EE.

    Her tail also look rather long.. so if there's something long tailed over there such as an OEG I'd suspect it's more a cross between an EE and OEG.. or again it could be straight up EE x EE.
     
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2008
  6. Roostah

    Roostah In the Brooder

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    Thanks for the information!
     

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