Easter egger without muffs and beard

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  1. djunafarms

    djunafarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    howdy, I posted this question in another forum but it may have been the wrong one. I have a new EE (the yellow chick in the photo, in front of the blue ameraucana and the polish) from my pet chicken.

    She has no beard or muffs but I can see that she has a pea comb and her legs are very green.

    I'm wondering if the absence of muffs is a deal breaker for blue or green eggs?

    20170610_201506.jpg Do any of y’all have muffless EEs that lay a blue or green egg? She does have a pea comb, I'm just surprised she is clean faced. Thank you!
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    I do (and no pea comb either - singles). I bred my own, so not sure about hatchery versions.
     
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  3. djunafarms

    djunafarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you.
     
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  4. peopleRanimals2

    peopleRanimals2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    An EE could lay any color eggs, but if she was listed on the site as blue or green than that is most likely.
     
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  5. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    The muff and beard are not a deal breaker regarding egg color. That she has willow colored legs is a good sign. I also breed my own EE, and had completely lost the muff/beard trait from my flock. Last spring, I introduced a couple of Ameraucanas. All of their daughters are sporting very full muffs and beards. I'm delighted with these new pullets. My egg basket from current layers is about 50% blue/green/aqua/olive. FYI, blue egg color is considered dominant, and when mixed with varying shades of brown will give you the green -> olive colors. Pea comb is dominant over straight comb, but results in a funky pea type comb. Pea x Rose comb = Walnut comb. I love the tiny little Walnut combs in my flock.
     
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  6. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    In answer to your polling type question, yes, I have an EE with no muffs and beard and she lays olive green eggs. Hatchery EE.
     
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  7. djunafarms

    djunafarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very interesting, thanks!
     
  8. djunafarms

    djunafarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you, very good to hear.
     

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