Egg colors?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by silkiesRawesome, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. silkiesRawesome

    silkiesRawesome Out Of The Brooder

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    Do silkies typically lay eggs of a certain color? I'm a first time silkie owner and my hens just started laying--both layed eggs that are a very very light green color. Just wondering if that's expected/what other colors can be expected from silkies?

    Thanks!
     
  2. bockbock2008

    bockbock2008 Why do they call me crazy??

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    Pure silkies are supposed to lay a small creamy white egg.
     
  3. silkiesRawesome

    silkiesRawesome Out Of The Brooder

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    Hmm, mine are supposed to be silkies but both were called "partridge" according to the breeder. I'd never seen silkies with that color pattern, you think they're mixed with something? I mean it doesn't REALLY matter, but I'm just curious.
     
  4. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Partridge is just a color, and does exist within silkies http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGP/Silkies/SilkPartrH.JPEG

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    your birds are laying green eggs then they aren't pure silkies, but could be considered Silkied Easter Eggers, (Easter Eggers are mutt fowl that carry the blue egg gene), or a project bird. Somewhere along the line your birds were crossed with such, and thus wouldn't be considered pure silkie, even if they appear to be so. But, still a Silkie feathered Easter Egger is pretty cool!

    Here is a breeder that is working on blue egg laying silkies http://reocities.com/Petsburgh/6624/
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2010

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