EE changing egg color?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by PetMomSuzanne, Nov 25, 2016.

  1. PetMomSuzanne

    PetMomSuzanne New Egg

    May 6, 2016
    We have one Easter Egger, Dove (named because she's pure white, hardly any comb or wattle, looks more like a dove) who regularly laid a lovely blue-green egg. She's in with 11 Rhode Islands. She went through a molt a month or so ago. In the last week - 10 days, we've been getting 12 eggs a day, but all brown. Has anyone ever had an EE whose egg color changed?
  2. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Overrun With Chickens

    I've seen some go from blueish green to either green or blue, but pretty sure it's impossible for a colored egg-laying hen to switch to brown. [​IMG]

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  3. PetMomSuzanne

    PetMomSuzanne New Egg

    May 6, 2016
    Hmmm, I'd wondered.... if that's the case, one of my RIs is laying 2 eggs a day. There's only 12 hens in that coop, one of which is Dove, and almost every day I'm getting 12 eggs. Thanks for the feedback!
  4. Fluffers

    Fluffers Chillin' With My Peeps

    i hope i am not to late to answer!
    I don't think chickens lay 2 eggs a day,but EE i am pretty sure can lay light brown or brown eggs [​IMG]
  5. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 12, 2013
    Boulder, Colorado
    true but if she's laid a blue egg she can only lay blue the rest of her life. The shade will lighten or darken a little over the season but it will basically be the same.
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I agree maybe darker or a bit lighter but, if she lays blue eggs - she will continue to lay blue eggs.

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