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Do EE have to have green legs to lay green eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 2manyhats, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. 2manyhats

    2manyhats Songster

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    This is probably a really dumb question, but ... I have heard that EE have green legs. I hatched 6 chicks from green eggs about 5 weeks ago. I was expecting the legs on the chicks to have a green cast to them. The chicks are a typical buff EE coloring and markings, but their legs are bright yellow. The eggs were given to me from a friend's MIL and I don't know much about the lineage. Any thoughts?
     
  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    No they don't have to have green legs to lay green eggs. Sounds like Dr. Suess......

    If they hatched from a green egg, they more than likely will lay some color of greenish eggs.
     
  3. 2manyhats

    2manyhats Songster

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    Thanks for the reply. I was really hoping that was the answer.

    Love the bird in your avatar. Hope to someday get some bearded chickens.
     
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2008
  4. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I have an EE with yellow legs but I can't tell you what color she lays because she hasn't laid yet [​IMG] . I'm hoping for a green/blue color.
     
  5. Momo

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    I have some EE pullets and their legs range from slate to green to yellow to white. Some have started to lay and I'm getting pretty minty blue-green eggs from a yellow legged girl and from a white legged one.
     
  6. 2manyhats

    2manyhats Songster

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    Thanks again. I am feeling much better. Worried for nothing again.
     

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