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In search of multi coloured eggs

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ChickChuck22, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. ChickChuck22

    ChickChuck22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please feel free to post interesting pics and information about birds, breeds, and fabulous eggs! Let this thread become an encyclopedia, so that everyone will have easy access to a life with beautiful chickens, and a basket filled with rainbow eggs, what more could you wish for! :)Post away! :) :D :p :lol: :cd :yiipchick :ya :frow
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Black Penedesenca and olive eggs. Olive eggers came from crossing a black penedesenca rooster and an ameraucana hen.

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  3. ChickChuck22

    ChickChuck22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wooo! My first reply :lol: :yiipchick Are the more olive eggs second generation?
     
  4. ChickChuck22

    ChickChuck22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love the birds! Gorgeous
     
  5. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    No, they're all first generation. the olive egger pullets are from the same pairing. If you notice the penedesenca eggs are various shades. I assume the pullets laying the darker olive are applying more brown pigment just like the ones laying the darker brown eggs.
     
  6. ChickChuck22

    ChickChuck22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oooh, I see, I've learned something new!
     
  7. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here's what's in my egg basket every day:
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    There are a variety of breeds in here, so it would be kind of hard to name off every one, however, I will give you the gist of it. [​IMG] Darkest egg: Black Copper Marans, Other darker eggs: Blue Splash Marans, Welsummer, and Silver Laced Wyandotte. Light brown eggs: Various Rocks (Barred, White, Partridge), Speckled Sussex, Black Australorp, and Buff Orpington. Blue and green eggs: Blue comes from both an EE and a Cream Legbar, and the green are EEs and Mallard duck. White: Bright white comes from Golden Campine and Silver Spangled Hamburg, and cream/off-white comes from Khaki Campbell duck. Whew, that's a lot to identify! [​IMG] As you may already have noticed, we like a large spectrum of egg colors.

    -Alex
     
  8. ChickChuck22

    ChickChuck22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! All the colours are AMAZING! That is what I dream of! I have 3 cream legbars and getting some black copper marans, so I'll see if any of them lay similar colours to those beauties! Thanks for posting :D
     
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  9. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you so much! [​IMG] I'm sure you will have something similar soon, seeing as you have Cream Legbars and soon-to-be BCMs. So exciting.

    -Alex
     
  10. ChickChuck22

    ChickChuck22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If looking for dark brown eggs, marans are good, here are some French copper black marans eggs, FCBMs are often considered the darkest layers of all [​IMG]
     

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