Egg Color Mystery

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Buckguy20, May 11, 2007.

  1. Buckguy20

    Buckguy20 OKIE MOSES

    Apr 13, 2007
    Choctaw Oklahoma
    I have always heard that blue egg layers such as Ameracaunas and EE's don't lose any egg color as the laying season progress like the dark egg layers do.
    However, today in my pen of EE's I found a big egg that was much closer to white than blue. I know all the hens in this pen lay blue eggs because I put all my EE pullets in individual pens until they layed and only put the blue egg layers in a breeding pen. The others I sold or left in my big laying pen. I have been getting only blue eggs out of this pen for six weeks.
    What happened to cause this? Will it happen again?

  2. fosterchick

    fosterchick Songster

    I have a ee bird that lays a blue egg with brown dots on it. Once in a while she will lay a pink egg.
  3. jmofaustin

    jmofaustin Songster

    Mar 11, 2007
    Austin, TX
    My EE used to lay a mint green egg but recently started laying a blue egg.
  4. cookinmom

    cookinmom Songster

    Mar 14, 2007
    Saint George GA
    Hey this is great to here! I had heard that if the chicken laid blue, they would only always lay blue; likewise with green. I'm very excited to know they might still pop one out in a different color now and then! I just can't wait til my girls start laying. [​IMG]

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