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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenman12510, Aug 25, 2016.
was pretty excited to find this one the other day
Totally awesome!! I got my fist green egg too this last weekend.
isn't this color considered as pearl white ?
The egg could be darker in real life. Camera flash and computer screens often makes it look different. These two pictures are of the exact same egg, one with flash and surrounded by dark green leaves, the other is without a flash and resting in my hand to create a contrasting backdrop. The second is closer to the actual color.
true it is green with this one..
what breed will lay green eggs?
my hens only lay white, ligh brown or dark brown eggs..
Easter Eggers and Olive Eggers are most famous for their many shades of green, blue and pink. You can get them at most hatcheries and feed stores sell them as an Amer-i-cana (as apposed to the actual breed Amer-au-cana) and they grow up to be so pretty.
Cool! Still waiting on my first ones!
are they the quiet type?
i live in a community with HOA.. so quite breeds are ideal for me
To be totally honest, it depends on the individual bird's temperament. Most of mine are pretty quiet and only cluck quietly amongst themselves. I've never heard anything from a couple of my easter egger girls, but 2 of mine can be heard inside the house more than 100 feet away. So I'd say yes, for the most part they are pretty quiet, but you may have to be prepared to rehome one if it has that bossy loud personality.
Chickens of all breeds will squawk from time to time and the roosters..... don't get me started. There are a half dozen roaming my mini farm and they crow all day long from dusk 'till dawn. I think my Polish crested are the most quiet of the breeds I have, but they lay white eggs instead of green and blue like you said you want. The BB red bantams are noisy, but again, not blue or green layers. Pure True Ameraucanas can be very chatty, but they aren't loud about it at all and they are a remarkably docile breed. They ley blue eggs and there are currently eight recognized colors. Easter eggers come in a wide range of colors and markings.
Sorry to that you to death LOL - I enjoy sharing info.
Here are a few of my girls so you can get an idea of how different they can look.
Ameraucana x Marans
hens are mostly quiet..
unless they are at layging ages
they are noisy before and after laying an egg
they are especially noise when they are fighting over 1 nest box-- i have 2 nest boxes for 5 hens but for some odd reason they like to use only 1 next box