Easter Egger lays white egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by EagleTheHenpecked, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. EagleTheHenpecked

    EagleTheHenpecked Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 7, 2011
    I have a regular Easter Egger, her name is time out. she was born 1st week of may. today i just got my first egg from her. and to my surprise....its WHITE!!!!


    as you can see, she has the beard and tufts, she has green legs, and a pea comb. but today i got this egg...



    What in the world could have overpowered the green egg laying gene and given me a slightly off white egg????

    (i'm slightly irritated because i expected a green or blueish egg, and i've been raving about it for the last 6 months about how great it will be....how to explain this to peers.....)
  2. Evelle

    Evelle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    North Idaho
    oh no!!!! that just horrable!!!
    im so sorry im still waiting on what color mine will lay..
    i hear it can be brown also.. so sad i hope mine will lay a green eggs.

    PHILMAN Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2011
    South Plainfield , NJ
    That bird (time out ) ripped you off ! pull those feathers off her she must be an imposter !
    Just kidding ! sorry to hear about that . Hopefully they will change , maybe its just the first one ? I never heard of that before .
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Since EE are really crossbred chickens, their egg color can be all over the spectrum. Somewhere back in her gene pool lies DNA from a white egg layer. Sorry that she disappointed you.
  5. spacecowgirl

    spacecowgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2011
    Did someone play a joke on you? My neighbor put a white egg in my coop a bit before my hens started laying....I was so confused. [​IMG]

    Good prank, though. [​IMG]
  6. EagleTheHenpecked

    EagleTheHenpecked Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 7, 2011
    well the problem is that i have another hen that looks almost exactly like her and my ONLY rooster is also an EE. i got them from the same place and they're probably from the same batch. i'm just now trying to make some barred olive eggers but i dont think it will work if my rooster carries a white egg laying gene rather than green/blue. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  7. Evelle

    Evelle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    North Idaho
    Quote:oh man that stinks
  8. CheerioLounge

    CheerioLounge Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
    California High Desert
    I wouldn't necessarily be upset yet... My brown egg layers lay almost white eggs sometimes!
  9. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 20, 2011
    middle TN
    Quote:Brown eggs are white egg shell with brown coatings applied. Blue or green eggs have blue egg shell (green comes from a brown coating over the blue shell). So, a bird laying a white egg will not later lay blue.

    And yes, I'd say it's safe to presume your rooster carries only white egg genes. Bummer.
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Are you sure it isn't just devoid of color? Sometimes, that first egg will not be fully "painted" and be so light, you think it's white or off-white. Yes, an EE can lay a white egg, or any other color egg, but don't indict her until she lays another egg or two. [​IMG]

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