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First Egg for new layer color

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LeiaLayers5, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. LeiaLayers5

    LeiaLayers5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our GCs layed the other three, but we are sure this small cream colored one came from one of our EEs who was really close to start laying. Going by this egg, does that mean she will not be a blue-green layer like we thought or can they start funny and it become blue green later?
     
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    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No. You will have a white laying EE. On green eggs the shell is green not just colored green. Crack a brown egg and the inside is white and the brown can be scrubbed off. A brown egg layer can lay a white egg but not a green egg layer.
     
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  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    There are 2 base shell colors, white and blue.
    The brown coating will turn blue shells varying shades of green and white shells varying shades of brown.
    Can you post a pic of your EE?
    Do you have other birds close to laying age?
     
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    LeiaLayers5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LeiaLayers5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]Artemis, shes just pink so far heading toward red slowly. She should be second to start.

    [​IMG]This is Furiosa who we are sure layed the cream egg.

    [​IMG]These are the CMs who are youngest and just barely pink in face currently. They do not stay still very long so I tried a couple of shots to get them.

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    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    It's very hard to take pics of chickens, they rarely hold still.

    Your CM's seem to have crests on top of their heads...wonder if they are crossed with crested cream legbars?
     

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