Does anyone know much about egg colors ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ELOISEtheCHICKEN, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. ELOISEtheCHICKEN

    ELOISEtheCHICKEN Out Of The Brooder

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    I am curious which breed of chicken lays a darker blue or green than the easter eggers you see on many hatchery sites. Is it the stock of the bird ? Also which breeds lay speckled eggs ?
     
  2. chickens4jojo

    chickens4jojo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe a true Ameraucana or Araucana will lay the blue/green eggs. I have an Ameraucana & she lays some very pretty blue/green eggs. They were darker when she was first laying & they have gradually "lightened up" after a few months though....

    Hope this helps a little. [​IMG]
     
  3. gretchen

    gretchen Out Of The Brooder

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    I believe the "true" Auracanas lay the darker while the more common hatchery EE's or Americaunas lay the lighter shades. I have two EE"s, one lays light blue eggs and one lays pink.
     
  4. ELOISEtheCHICKEN

    ELOISEtheCHICKEN Out Of The Brooder

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    Your kidding me! Pink eggs? Do you have any photos of your eggs from your chickens?
     

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