EE egg colors

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by pawtraitart, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. pawtraitart

    pawtraitart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello there. I have some EE chicks and was wondering if there is a chance for any blue eggs? Are the EE hens more likely to lay green because they aren't pure breds? I know I'll find out on my own eventually but it's a long wait for my pullets to grow up. [​IMG]
     
  2. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had lt. blue, olive green. Never had a real pretty robins egg blue. They may even lay a pink egg. They are all beautiful and taste great!
    I've kept some of my pullet's tiny first eggs. Some people blow them out. I let mine just sit and they eventually dry up and are hollow then. Fragile but pretty in a little basket!
     
  3. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Our EE hens started out laying white eggs, then they changed to beige, then eventually to either bluish or greenish. Never robin's egg blue, but a different shade then the green. I think it depends on their genetic makeup, what color you get
     
  4. Rooster01

    Rooster01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They may lay a green or blue egg. Most of the ones I've has lay a greenish/blue egg. I've also had a few just lay brown eggs.
     
  5. LynnGrigg

    LynnGrigg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read somewhere in the BYC site that if they are mixed with white egg layers that they are more likely to lay blueish-green eggs. My ees from the past laid brown, tan, olive green and one of them laid the most beautiful clear aqua colored eggs I've ever seen. It's amazing to see that in the box for the first time. Can't wait to see what my new ones lay when they begin this fall. - Lynn
     
  6. pawtraitart

    pawtraitart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two pullets which are mostly white and the others are reddish or greyish brown like little chipmunks. I'm so looking forward to seeing what colors they produce.
     
  7. Unbridled

    Unbridled Out Of The Brooder

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    so far I have one that lays pink, and one that lays a pale blue, I have three more growing, one white colored, and one thats the color of a golden campine, with green legs, gorgeous head, and one brown red lookin thing LOL.
     
  8. barg

    barg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking of starting a thread on this topic myself.
    I'de love to see if there is any connection between egg color, and chicken color or chicken attributes IE: beards, laceing, whatever... anything that shows a trend.
    If people did that in this thread, that would be cool too, or I may end up starting a different thread, but what do y'all think?
     
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2007
  9. pawtraitart

    pawtraitart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's exactly the thing I've been wondering. I'd love to know if there was any connection to bird coloring and egg color. I suggest starting a new thread where people show first a picture of their EE hen and then the egg she produces.
     
  10. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I don't know about egg coloring in EE's but our white hens always lay white eggs; (except we do have one white EE); our dark hens always lay brown eggs of various shades; (except for the EE's).
     

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