Guess on egg color?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Justanother Brooke, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. Justanother Brooke

    Justanother Brooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know there is no way to know for sure until she starts laying, but I'm wondering if anyone has a guess on what color eggs my Poppy might lay. I've been told by people on here that she looks like an EE mutt, and I know that the leg color can be an indicator. Her legs are pretty yellow, so I'm wondering if she might lay any blues or greens, or will probably lay browns. I don't really care either way, since I know they will all taste yummy, but I am curious!
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  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Leg color is not an indicator of egg color. The comb type is, though.

    To be honest with you, she looks more like an Orloff cross than an EE cross.
     
  3. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    EE's I thought almost always had dark or slate colored legs. She does look like a mix though. I would think that maybe you could get a green egg, but I wouldn't be surprised if it isn't more of a pinky light brown egg.
     
  4. dandelionheart

    dandelionheart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She does look similar to my EEs... so who knows? [​IMG] It will be a surprise. What color are her earlobes? Is there any chance that she could give you white? Absolutely no idea on parentage?
     
  5. Justanother Brooke

    Justanother Brooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'll have to catch her tomorrow and look at her ear lobes...I'm sure she will LOVE that! [​IMG]
    She was part of a mystery batch of chickens that an older couple that we got our coop from threw in with the coop, so I have not the slightest idea on parentage. They're all mutts, but they are sweet!
     
  6. Justanother Brooke

    Justanother Brooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I bribed her with scratch, and took a good look at her earlobes, and they are white. Does that mean white eggs? Now, if I can just catch Buttercup and look...she is being extra skittish today.
     
  7. gaillardia

    gaillardia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My EE has greenish legs and bluish white earlobes and she lays green eggs.
     
  8. chickenaddictntn

    chickenaddictntn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Orloff mix round head heavy brow and yellow legs.[​IMG]
     
  9. cabincrazyone

    cabincrazyone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I'm a newbie asking a newbie question ... wouldn't an EE have the Ameraucana "turtle neck sweater" look ... I mean feathers puffing out at the cheeks?
     
  10. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:Ameraucanas have slate legs. . . . Easter Eggers have any color of legs. [​IMG]
     

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