Egg color of Americauna has changed? Anyone ever had this happen?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Turkenlover, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. Turkenlover

    Turkenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have an Americauna hen who is just over a year old that has been reliably laying light green eggs for as long as she has been laying. Then out of the blue (no pun intended) this week, she laid a light blue egg. It's REALLY blue. She has not laid today, but she is only in with Turkens, so I can't imagine that anyone else but her laid the blue egg. Anyone else ever had their Americauna egg color change?

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  2. feathersnuggles

    feathersnuggles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, my Easter Egger (EE) eggshells change from med-light sage green to more light blue, and back.

    If yours lays green eggs, she's an EE, not Ameraucana. Ameraucanas lay a blue shell, without the brown pigment overlay that turns the shell color green. It's a genetic thing. EE are a cross between Ameraucana and another breed that lays brown eggs or sometimes white eggs.
     
  3. 1_FnkyFrm

    1_FnkyFrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like you have a EE. Can we see a pic of the chicken? Where did you buy the chicken from?
     
  4. Turkenlover

    Turkenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a picture of "Nell," my little angel. I bought her from a private individual who sold her to me as an Americauna. I would not be surprised if she was actually an EE.

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  5. felidaet

    felidaet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not familiar with what a true Americuna looks like. She sure looks like an EE to me. And it sounds like it with green eggs and egg color changing. My three EE's egg color varies from day to day. I have one that is sometimes a nice blue and sometimes is green. And I do know for sure that it is her eggs that vary in color. All three eggs that are distinctly different.
     
  6. Turkenlover

    Turkenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome, thanks everyone! My customer who loves the "Green Eggs with Ham" may be bummed, but I think it's hysterical! [​IMG]
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    She's an EE. Green egg color is just blue with brown coating on it. So maybe her paint booth forgot the brown and it came out blue.
     
  8. nelgkel

    nelgkel Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

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  10. feathersnuggles

    feathersnuggles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Speaking of different colors, my EE laid this aqua-color egg today! It's a strange and beautiful color. She's never laid one this deep blue before. Here are pictures, next to her usual sage-green color egg:

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