EE hens color of eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by spookyone, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. spookyone

    spookyone Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, Well one of my EE hens layed today. cream color. I haven't seen any blue or green yet. Once they lay one egg will that be the color everytime? also will EE hens lay brown eggs ?
     
  2. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    congratulations on the first egg from your EE.

    Conventional wisdom goes that a chicken always lays the same color. Thus, this EE will be laying cream. Some variations exist though, during the length of laying a 'clutch' the color will fade slightly toward the end of that clutch. This would be most noticable in dark colored layers.

    Sometimes when a pullet is just getting started, there can be subtle variations, so her cream color could change a little as she gets all her laying mechanism in gear. Yes, EEs can lay brown. From what I have heard, they can lay any color----they are a mixture of breeds but among the mix is a blue-egg gene.

    If it changes post back and update the forum.
     
  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:That is most likely going to be her egg color and yes EE's can lay Brown eggs.

    Chris
     
  4. farmerinKC

    farmerinKC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two Easter Eggers and the one that I know is laying is also laying a light cream color. I'm still hoping for a blue or green egg from Sylvia if she ever decides to lay some eggs. So far Hawk's has always been the light cream color. [​IMG]
     
  5. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ideally EEs lay blue to green eggs. However, they are not a breed, and have no standardization. So they can lay any color under the sun.
     
  6. 00BlasterResto

    00BlasterResto Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 EE's one that lays a light cream colored egg and one that layed her first egg 2 days ago (at 8 months old) and it is blue. I was thrilled.
     
  7. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm sorry you didn't get your blue or green egg. EE's can lay any color of egg including creme color.

    I was lucky and got one blue/green and one olive egger. The good news is all the eggs taste FABULOUS! Doesn't matter what color, they are all great tasting.
     

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