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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by texas_chick, Feb 26, 2009.
Is it? Is leg color an indication of what kind of eggs an EE might lay?
No, it's not.
Well, my EE girls (and boys) have always had greenish/grayish legs, and they have all been green eggs.
Leg color has nothing to do with egg color. But, when I first got chickens (EEs with green legs) a friend here on BYC told me that their legs start out green, and that when they begin to lay, the pigment from their legs is deposited into the eggshells. Okay, I admit it...I believed her. (I AM blonde!)
No, but earlobe color is.
My 10 EE hens all have willow legs and three lay tan eggs.
Quote:Most of the time, but not always.
Actually the answer is "yes" and "no".
No, in the sense that you can tell the color of an egg by the color of the legs. (Btw, for the person who mentioned ear lobes, that is not necessarily true either.)
However, yes, in the sense that Ameraucanas (not EE's), for example, store their egg color in their face, comb, and shanks. So it stands to reason that the darker, more grayish-blue that a birds legs are, the better blue one would get in the eggs.