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Egg color over time

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gavada, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. gavada

    gavada Chirping

    May 13, 2011
    Gainesville, Virginia
    We just got our first egg from one of our Ameraucanas. It's light blue and oh so very exciting. I know the size of the eggs will get bigger but does color become deeper the older they get or is it going to stay pretty much the same?

  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    It may darken a bit as her body adjusts to laying. But over time, they usually stay the same or lighten some. Then after molting, they can darken back up.

    One of my Ameraucana's still lays the same color, the other is a pale blue now. They are both 1 1/2 years old, so they'll be going into their first big molt in the fall.
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    The color will get deeper for a short while, but some people don't even notice it, then as their cycle matures through time it may pale, but really, if you aren't paying too much attention, you won't even notice it.

    The most that will happen is that some colored layers will lay a darker or greener egg their first few times than the rest of their lives.

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