Delaware Blue Hen??


In the Brooder
5 Years
Jul 14, 2014
Is this a Delaware blue or something else?? She along with two others (ameraucana and buff orpington) were added to my lonely flock of one (production red). Friday and today I found an extra large brown egg (production) and a green egg and a blue egg. The buff is young and hasn't started laying yet (and will have brown eggs) and I really doubt the ameraucana has been laying two eggs a day. Is this Delaware blue not a Delaware blue???

Michael OShay

5 Years
May 14, 2014
It certainly resembles a Delaware Blue, but as far as I know Delaware Blues lay white eggs. Your Ameraucana did not lay both a blue egg and a green hen (each hen only lays eggs of one color). Either the blue egg or the green egg had to come from this hen, and if your Ameraucana laid the green egg, then it is not a true Ameraucana at all, but an Easter Egger. The only breeds that I am aware of other than Ameraucanas and Araucanas that lay blue eggs are Cream Legbars, but the pullet in your picture is not a Cream Legbar (at least not a full Cream Legbar).

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