EE egg color from hatchery

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by doubleostud, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. doubleostud

    doubleostud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know of a hatchery that offers EE, that lay pink or any other color egg, besides the normal green and blue?
     
  2. blackclownfish16

    blackclownfish16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    You should get a mix of green/blue and pink from all hatchery ee's.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    EEs can lay any color and it cannot be predicted till you see the first egg. They can lay brown, too, because they're mixed breeds. That's one reason many want the true Ameraucanas because they do not want brown/tan eggs from them.
     
  4. doubleostud

    doubleostud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, apparently I have just been given all the hens that lay green or blue, and everyone else gets the other colors, I guess I'll just see if I can find someone who has hens that are laying pink. Is it possible to breed for pink eggs, using a roo from a pink egg and of course a hen that lays pink? Or would it take generations?
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2009
  5. Tailfeathers

    Tailfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No. The so-called pink egg is really just a shade of brown over the blue. I have an EE that lays a purplish pinkish egg sometimes. However, sometimes I can't tell it apart from my brown layers.

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