egg colours

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by joejoe2312, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. joejoe2312

    joejoe2312 Out Of The Brooder

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    hi everyone [​IMG]
    ive only just joined this site and was hoping for some advise?
    i have only had my 2 girls for just over 3 weeks now, i got them from a lovely guy who had them free range on a farmers field, but farmer wanted his field back!
    anyway my 2 8yrs boys, picked a chicken each, one is a black star and really friendly girl, the other is a wyanotte a silver laced I think!
    but the dilema I'm having is that although im getting 2 eggs [​IMG] Im not sure whos laying what,
    as one of the eggs is a light brown colour and the other is a blue/green!!
    any input woud be greatly appreciated [​IMG]
     
  2. deeps

    deeps Out Of The Brooder

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    Blue green eggs are only from EE chickens and their purebred forefathers

    do you have a pic of the birds?
     
  3. the4heathernsmom

    the4heathernsmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one of them must be an ee if you are getting a blue/green egg!!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. Vtchicks

    Vtchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    does one of them have green legs? How about their earlobe color?
     
  5. Dutchgirl

    Dutchgirl Not Dutch!

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    Definitely an Easter Egger you've got there. [​IMG] They're sold as Ameracaunas, but they're not.
    Be glad! You've got ready-made Easter eggs. Plus, EEs are a whole lot prettier than Ameracauanas. [​IMG]
     
  6. chickenbythesea

    chickenbythesea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought Americauna's were easter eggers.. there not? will someone explain this?
     
  7. Dutchgirl

    Dutchgirl Not Dutch!

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    Quote:Ameracaunas are purebred chickens, while Easter Eggers are apparently crossbreeds. How they are crossbred I do not know... it has not been made clear to me.
    I do know that Ameracaunas are a single color, while EEs can have several variations. Mine have gray, gold, lavender, and several other colors on them. Purebred Ameracaunas will only be black, for instance. Or orange, or white....

    Also, Ameracaunas only lay blue eggs. EEs lay blue OR green eggs.
     
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  8. joejoe2312

    joejoe2312 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well Ive had a good look at my girls, and the 1 I thought was a black star? has got a blue/grey coloured legs?
    I have uploaded some pictures but cant seem to put them on my thread yet?
    maybe its because im a new member?[​IMG]
     
  9. joejoe2312

    joejoe2312 Out Of The Brooder

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    jsut thought id try copy & pasting to see if it worked on my pics [​IMG]
     
  10. Cadjien_De_Louisiane

    Cadjien_De_Louisiane SWLA Gamefowl Breeder

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    Yea must have a mix-breed, I know black-star lays brown or light tan, I have one myself.
     

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