1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

can americaunas or aruacaunas lay brown eggs?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by uggandslug, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. uggandslug

    uggandslug New Egg

    2
    0
    7
    Jan 9, 2011
    We don't know what breed this chicken is, but she does have a muff and beard. Our chickens started laying in late 2009 but we've never had a blue/green egg. Is is possible this chicken lays brown?

    As a new member the site would not allow me to post a photo. The chicken is buff (orange like our Buff Orpingtons) mixed with gray with a black head and black muff and beard.
     
  2. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    you have a EE and yes they can lay brown eggs [​IMG]
     
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    21,917
    69
    418
    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Quote:2x
     
  4. Jess N Jeff

    Jess N Jeff Chillin' With My Peeps

    821
    3
    121
    Oct 25, 2009
    South San Diego, Cali
    Quote:X3

    [​IMG] Hi from San Diego
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2011
  5. crazyhen

    crazyhen Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,194
    77
    244
    Aug 26, 2008
    mtns of ,NC.
    ee means a mixed Ameracauna. (Easter Egger) . Some will lay pinkish brown, some green and some bluish.
    does it have a straight comb or pea comb? Welcome to ByC. Gloria Jean
     
  6. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    Quote:and birds you get from hatcheries and feed stores [​IMG]
     
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    16,242
    104
    336
    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Easter Egger does not mean a mixed Ameraucana. Most EE's out there are actually, if at all related, they are related to the Ameraucana some 50+ years ago. [​IMG]

    But, yes, Easter Eggers on occasion will lay brown eggs. Otherwise, true Araucanas should ONLY lay blue eggs, and true Ameraucanas should also ONLY lay blue eggs, though a slight green tint is permitted in some colors like Buff, because they're still a work in progress.
     
  8. uggandslug

    uggandslug New Egg

    2
    0
    7
    Jan 9, 2011
    thank you for your replies and I apologize for the misspellings (how embarrassing but thank you for not pointing them out)!

    She has a pea comb - I'm hoping the photos will load this time, I think she's really beautiful. Darn! I have to limit the images to 0.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by