Eggs are here!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MiksChicks, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. MiksChicks

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    [​IMG]Hi, I'm Mik, expectant chicken mom, and new to the forum. I've been gorging on the articles and threads here at BYC.
    My daughter ordered eggs from a hatchery because I liked the pictures and yesterday was my birthday. Lol My soon-to-be husband got me an incubator.
    The eggs are silkie/americauna mix.
    I was very pleased with the delivery. 6 were ordered, 8 were sent, individually bubble wrapped, then wrapped together with packing peanuts all around. Of the 8, only one has a crack.
    My question is, 4 of the eggs are pale blue/green and medium size, and 4 are cream, almost pink, and very small.
    Could they be different breeds, or is this common in mixed breed birds?
     
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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Hi! Did she order mixed breed eggs (unlikely from a hatchery) or could she have ordered a mix of silkie and Ameraucana eggs? That would explain the different colors. I think it's possible you have a mix of eggs and not mixed breed eggs :)

    What hatchery did they come from?
     
  3. MiksChicks

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    She got them from eBay. This is the link:
    http://m.ebay.com/itm/282352241342
    It's ended, of course, but I think you can still read the details. She's calling them Chiquita chickens.
    ???
     
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    Ah, I've seen those. Those are highly mixed chickens that that person has bred towards certain traitsl. So I expect that since they're not a real breed, they all still have some different traits and probably lay differently colored eggs. That would explain the differences.

    I don't think that's a hatchery, just a person with a backyard flock :)
     
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  5. MiksChicks

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    Yes. My daughter didn't know the difference, but that's okay by me. I'll love them anyway. Lol
    Thank you!
     
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    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    I bet they'll be pretty! I've got eggs incubating myself, so I'll keep you company as a hatching buddy if you'd like :)
     
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    That would be great. Right now I have them on a shelf settling after their trip. I'll put them in the incubator in the morning.
    I can't get enough of the articles and forum...my Facebook friends are going to think I'm MIA. LOL
     
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    Lol! I'll see about setting some more tomorrow so we'll be hatching at the same time.
     
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