Can araucanas lay tan eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kristysedai, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. kristysedai

    kristysedai Out Of The Brooder

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    From everything I have read they lay blue eggs but we have two Delawares and two Araucanas and we are getting about four tan to brown eggs everyday. I thought maybe we were mistaken about the breed but they look just like pictures of other Araucanas.
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Post a picture of your birds so we can see what you have. A true Araucana or a true Ameraucana does not lay brown eggs, no. An Easter Egger can, though.
     
  3. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Well, you likely have Easter Eggers, if you got your birds from a hatchery. True rumpless n tufted araucanas can only come from breeders, no hatcheries sell them. They sell a kind of mutt chicken that is usually muffed, bearded, tailed, and can lay any color egg.

    True araucanas should lay a blue egg, but the araucana egg color chart ranges from pale blue to a soft green. They can vary, but blue is most desirable. I know a breeder here named Lanae has a true araucana hen that lays a pinkish egg I think, but that isn't the norm.
     
  4. kristysedai

    kristysedai Out Of The Brooder

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    I tried to post a picture but it wont work.
     
  5. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    I believe you need at least ten posts to post pics. Kind of an anti spam safety feature or something.
     
  6. nwfl

    nwfl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    None of my good gene pool ever laid a tan egg. Some of my easter eggers and EE ameraucana crosses have laid spotted eggs tan , grey, beige spots on green, olive, blue eggs. Lovely eggs
     
  7. kristysedai

    kristysedai Out Of The Brooder

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    One of the eggs was speckled about two weeks ago but none of the others are.
     

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