Green egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Joker, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. Joker

    Joker New Egg

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    About once a month I find a green egg in my nearing boxes. I'm not sure what chick I have could be laying it. So my question is, do golden lace polish hens lay green eggs or do yellow buff lay them. Thanks for the input.
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    anything is possible with EE.

    Sad though that it lays so infrequently
     
  3. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    Are you sure you don't have an EE in your flock?
    ETA - HA HA Mahonri, we were posting at the same time! [​IMG]
     
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  4. Joker

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    Not to should completely dumb but what is an EE. My wife said I am chickened challenged for not knowing 
     
  5. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    An EE (Easter Egger) is a "mutt" chicken. Basically it is a crossbreed with one parent carrying the blue egg gene. Typically the cross would be with an Ameraucana or Araucana. If you post some pictures of your chickens, the people on here might be able to ferret out which one of your girls is laying the green egg. Some of the give aways for an EE are green legs, muffs and beards. Not all EE's will have these characteristics. BTW [​IMG]
     
  6. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    An EE is an Easter Egger chicken which is basically the hatchery's idea of an Ameraucana chicken. These chickens do not conform to the Ameraucana (sp?) breed standard and may lay pink, green, blue, white or brown eggs. Sounds like you may have an EE chicken.
     
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  7. PepsNick

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    EE is a cross somewhat involving an ameraucana/araucana. The green egg gene should usually be dominant. But it's possible for an EE to lay any color egg. Sometimes if they lay another color, then they'll lay a green one here and there with it. Mine lays blue. Can we see a picture of your flock?
     
  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    So, to look for your Easter Egger culprit [​IMG] Look for a hen in your flock that has a pea comb (little bumps instead of a sawtooth edge) a possible beard under her beak, and usually a golden or brown coloration with little bits of black here and there.

    Polish lay white eggs.

    Your golden bird might be an Easter Egger.
     
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