Egg collecting

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ShinShien, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. ShinShien

    ShinShien Overrun With Chickens

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    This may be a stupid question, but can EE eggs and ameraucana eggs be told apart? I have both and want to collect the ameraucana eggs to hatch. Putting hens in isolated pens just seems to make mine quit laying. I feel rather dumb.
     
  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    Not if they lay the same color, unless you just happen to catch one right as she's coming out of the nestbox and something is different about her eggs, whether its the shape or whatever, if that makes sense.
     
  3. FlyWheel

    FlyWheel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Since one type originated from the other, then no, there isn't really any difference, except, as noted, color.
     
  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Pure Ameraucanas should lay blue eggs. Crosses with them usually dilute/change the egg color. For example crossing a pure with a brown egg layer should result in a shade of green. Crossing a pure with a white, from what I understand would produce a pale blue egg. I have an nn/ee (ee being from Araucana spilt parentage) my nn lays a green egg, as does her daughter because they are both crosses/mixes.
     
  5. AmandaKyle

    AmandaKyle Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    What is an nn?
     
  6. ejcrist

    ejcrist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Naked Neck.
     
  7. AmandaKyle

    AmandaKyle Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I figured that out about 1 minute after I made the post! [​IMG] Thank you very much for responding though!
     
  8. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Lol, yes, thank you for answering.
     

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