Easter Egger laying white eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SimpleSonflower, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. SimpleSonflower

    SimpleSonflower Out Of The Brooder

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    My Easter Egger started laying today and I was so excited to see a light blue/green egg but...........she laid a white egg? Is this normal? Do some Easter Eggers just not have the tinted color ?[​IMG]
     
  2. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a picture?
     
  3. SimpleSonflower

    SimpleSonflower Out Of The Brooder

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    No, I already used it (hehe).....I made peanut butter cookies. It was white like my leghorns. I practically saw her lay it though so I know it was her. ??????
     
  4. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea it happens. Ameraucanas or in this case eater eggers usually have the blue allele or blue gene in their genetics. However, easter eggers are cross breeds or "mutts" so an ameraucana could have been crossed with a leghorn or some other breed making them lose this particular trait. This trait may not be necessary lost but it definitely isn't dominant.
     
  5. SimpleSonflower

    SimpleSonflower Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey! I was wrong! I guess the other egg was from one of my leghorns. I found this in my garden this morning :) I guess she was in the nesting box for a long time but decided she like the garden to lay better. Beautiful, huh?[​IMG]
     
  6. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    very beautiful!

     
  7. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome! Though I'm sure that an Easter Egger could lay any color.
     
  8. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Roosters have laid eggs this same way... [​IMG]Unless you see the egg come out of the chicken or the egg was hot and still damp and you see a chicken with a pulsating vent standing over it when you open the door, the chicken hanging around in the box when you collect the egg means nothing.

    I'm glad you got your blue egg [​IMG] I know that egg color was the reason I selected some EEs so I would have been bummed if I'd had a white or brown layer in that group.
     
  9. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Actually, it is dominant and that's how a chick can hatch from a blue or green egg and then lay white herself. If you have a hen with one blue gene and one white and you mate her to a rooster without the blue egg gene (either because he's some other breed or an EE that didn't inherit the blue gene himself), you can have your hen pass her white and the rooster pass his and get a white egg layer hatched from a blue egg.
     
  10. hondo58

    hondo58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whew! I am waiting for our EE to lay her first egg and I might have had a heart attack if I saw a white egg. I know it is possible but I still am hoping for a beautiful colored egg like yours.
     

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