Can an EE lay a brown egg?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kellychiciii, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. kellychiciii

    kellychiciii Out Of The Brooder

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    My EE lays a light brown egg. Is this normal? Is it possible that a rooster can change her egg color because she does free range.
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  2. chickenlver2013

    chickenlver2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's normal. And no, a rooster can't change her egg color. Easter Eggers are known to switch colors as they lay. Like she is laying brown eggs now, she could lay another color when the season changes OR she could change colors any day any time.
     
  3. kellychiciii

    kellychiciii Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! I got her for my children because I thought it would be neat to have some colored eggs. Maybe one day :)
     
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  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agreed. Shade can change, and sometimes you can get an unexpected speckled egg on dark brown layers, but you won't go from green to brown, or anything else. The base shades are white, brown and blue--those are genetic and in the bird's DNA.

    Yes, an "Easter Egger" can lay brown eggs, or cream, or pinkish, but if she doesn't have other common EE characteristics, she's just a mixed breed bird IMO.
     

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