egg color confusion

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by smavfrace, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. smavfrace

    smavfrace Hatching

    May 10, 2010
    so my pullets started laying about a week ago. but I'm confused because I have a green egg layer and a blue egg layer. To my knowledge the only breed I have that can lay green or blue is the EE, and I know for a fact that she's the green layer. I thought my other breeds- Buff Orpington, Australorp, Golden Lakenvelder, Gold-laced Wyandotte, and Dominique, layed either brown or white. Does anyone know if they can lay blue eggs or is my EE laying two different colored eggs every day?
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2011

  2. turbodog

    turbodog Songster

    Feb 21, 2010
    Independence, La.
    Each chicken lays the same color egg each day, so you have one that lays green and one that lays blue.
    Sure sounds like you have EE's.
  3. smavfrace

    smavfrace Hatching

    May 10, 2010
    hmm... well maybe we didn't all the breeds we ordered then. [​IMG] thanks!
  4. canesisters

    canesisters Songster

    Aug 18, 2011
    This won't help much but it's worth sharing.
    several years ago a friend picked up a turkey off the highway - it had apparently fell out of one of those poultry trucks.
    Anyway, we weren't sure it would live but we put it in a pen with some food and water and kept an eye on it. After a few days of just swaying back and forth and going 'bock' every now and then, it finally started walking around so we let it out. A week or so after that it started faning out it's tail and gobbeling - so we assumed it was a boy and named it Issac. Every morning I'd let him out and every evening he'd go back to his pen. Then one morning I found a large, white egg in there with him. Weird - one of the ducks must've gotten in here or something.... A couple of days later, there was a brown one. Then white with brown specks... then brown with white specks......
    It took the poor thing about 10 eggs to settle down to the same thing every time (white with brown specks).
    Oh - and her name was changed to Zikkie. [​IMG]
  5. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Songster

    May 20, 2010
    San Diego
    I had an EE that laid slightly different colored eggs every day, sometimes more green, sometimes more blue- so it could be the same bird.
  6. shend

    shend Chirping

    Sep 16, 2010
    west michigan
    Ok, got my 3rd girl laying today-I think! I've been getting brown eggs for about 3 weeks now from the RIR mix. They are increasing in size but I know for sure its her.

    Last week I started getting smaller brown eggs, very light brown actually and assumed it was the little BR but now pretty sure its from one of my EE's. Today after collecting the 2 different eggs I got a green one. It must be the other EE. Could that light brown small egg come from a EE?

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