Egg color issue

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jmk518, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. jmk518

    jmk518 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 1, 2012
    Marlborough, MA
    I did a search and was not able to find an answer. Actually it just confused me more. I have an Orpington and an Ameraucanas, the issue is I'm getting a brown egg and a tan egg everyday. Is there something wrong with my Ameraucanas?

    Thanks in advance for your help!
  2. Makomd

    Makomd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2011
    ES of MD , USA
    You may have hatchery stock Americauna aka Easter Egger. If so they can lay any color egg under the sun, Brown, Blue, Green, Pink, etc. Pretty much the only way to know what you are getting with an Ameraucana is to order from a breeder.
  3. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    This is exactly right.
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Do you have pictures of your Ams?
  5. jmk518

    jmk518 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 1, 2012
    Marlborough, MA
    Thanks for the info everyone. I was doing some research over the weekend and I do have an EE. She gives me an egg everyday so the color doesn't really matter. My wife was just a little sad to not have blue eggs :)
  6. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 20, 2011
    middle TN

    The majority of EEs lay green eggs. A few lay blue and rarely you get one from a hatchery that somehow missed the blue egg gene. It happens much more often when folks cross their EE with another breed of rooster and then sell those offspring as EEs.

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