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EE laying brown egg-is this right?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by PetChickenBoo, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. PetChickenBoo

    PetChickenBoo Out Of The Brooder

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    It appears my EE chicken is laying pale brown eggs. I'm very disappointed as I was hoping to have a shade of green. Is my chicken an exception?
     
  2. BWKatz

    BWKatz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EE'ers can lay any color of egg as they are "mutts" . It helps ur chances of getting a green or blue egg if u know they came from that color. 50/50 chance.
     
  3. CoffeeCow

    CoffeeCow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it's luck of the draw with ee's

    mine lay blue (x3) green (x1) and a cream color.. light brownish i guess(x1)
     
  4. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, perfectly normal for an EE. Sorry... It might be a 'tinted' egg. Their brownish eggs are said to have a pinkish tint. I'm sure there are pictures around the forum somewhere...

    I'm still waiting for my ladies to lay. So long as at least one of the three lays green or blue I'll be happy... [​IMG]
     
  5. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    I thought one of my EEs was laying tan eggs, so I can understand your disappointment. I was really sad about mine. She stunned me by just being an incredibly late bloomer. Turns out she wasn't laying the tan eggs at all. I have just 2 EEs, and one lays an olive egg and one lays a mint green egg.

    Sorry about your EE. It may be a good excuse to get a few more.

    Good luck.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    You could post a pic of her? Maybe she's not an EE. Does she have a pea comb? I've heard that's supposed to be related to the green eggs.
     
  7. PetChickenBoo

    PetChickenBoo Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks to everyone for their responses. Here she is.....as far as I know she's an EE.
    [​IMG]]

    I guess I just got one that doesn't lay pretty eggs. Oh well, she's a great chicken anyway.
     
  8. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, ya. She's an EE. My Scrambles is almost identicle.

    This pic is a bit old but you can see the similarities. Sounds like your lady just took after the non-EE parent.
    [​IMG]
     
  9. melodie_a

    melodie_a Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bummer that she lays brown eggs. She is a beautiful bird though! By the way, I love the dog in your avatar, looks a lot like my Riot. They are great dogs.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. CoffeeCow

    CoffeeCow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay, yall' are making me post my EE that looks similar now [​IMG]

    This is Moulan, she lays a large Blue egg.

    [​IMG]
     

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