Easter Egger laying a brown egg? Why?

Lori J

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My fuzzy-faced “easter egger” Just laid her first egg - and it was brown! I could’ve sworn she was hatched from a blue egg. Does this happen sometimes with mixes? Glad that she’s laying eggs, just wondering about the color.
 

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FuzzyCritters

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Easter eggers can lay any colored egg, even if they are EE x EE. It just means both her parents carry the recessive genes for a white egg shell (brown comes from a colored pigment on top of the white shell), and she inherited those genes.
 

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