First egg from Easter egger

Rick M

Crowing
Jun 21, 2018
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Southwest Missouri
Been waiting for different color eggs for several months now. We've had barred rock and red sex links for over a year now.
This spring I order some white leghorns pullets, some welsummer pullets got 2 hems and a freebie cockerel in the mix, some easter eggers. The welsummers and leghorns have been laying for a couple weeks and today one of the easter eggers dropped a baby egg. Love the colors. 20190926_134347.jpg
 

so lucky

Crowing
9 Years
Jan 31, 2011
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2,854
372
SE Missouri
Yay! Most likely, your other EE will lay a slightly different, or very different color.
Is the dark brown egg from your Welsummer? That's a nice dark color. Only one of my Wellies is laying, and the eggs are varying a lot in color. The speckled one in my avatar is the first egg she laid. Cute like a quail egg. The subsequent ones have been smaller more densely placed specks.
 

D-Bar-B

Songster
Feb 13, 2019
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471
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Texas
Been waiting for different color eggs for several months now. We've had barred rock and red sex links for over a year now.
This spring I order some white leghorns pullets, some welsummer pullets got 2 hems and a freebie cockerel in the mix, some easter eggers. The welsummers and leghorns have been laying for a couple weeks and today one of the easter eggers dropped a baby egg. Love the colors. View attachment 1918524
I have 2 welsummers and I absolutely love their dark eggs! What a beautiful array of eggs you're getting! YAY!!!
 

Rick M

Crowing
Jun 21, 2018
324
1,917
287
Southwest Missouri
Yay! Most likely, your other EE will lay a slightly different, or very different color.
Is the dark brown egg from your Welsummer? That's a nice dark color. Only one of my Wellies is laying, and the eggs are varying a lot in color. The speckled one in my avatar is the first egg she laid. Cute like a quail egg. The subsequent ones have been smaller more densely placed specks.
Yes the dark one is from one of the welsummer pullets.
 

Xerocles

Songster
May 22, 2019
171
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Clinton (piedmont) S.C.
Congratulations on those first eggs. My EEs started just barely over a month ago. I have six EEs. I got my first six egg day yesterday. I'm new to chickens, and the EEs were my test case. Now I'm going to go for a more rainbow egg basket. Like yours. But I refuse to get caught up in chicken math. So as I add new chickens, I am going to rehome some of my EEs. My plan is to keep the bluest, and the deepest green. Consequently I spent many hours determining which chicken laid which egg. Quite frankly it nearly drove me crazy. When I had four birds laying, one day I would get four seafoam green eggs. The next day I would get to seafoam green, one bright blue, and one almost olive green. I know a chicken lays the same color egg all its life. But nobody ever told me about tints. They DEFINITELY change tints, sometimes daily. Maybe because they're so young. Whatever. But I know the tints change. Would love to hear your experience with this.
 

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