Isbar egg color

stavo

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Do any Isbar owners know if in addition to the mint green egg they can also lay light tans? Two of my three 19-week old Isbars seem to have started laying. The attached picture shows the two eggs I believe I just got from them (unless a different hen snuck in during the 10 minutes I stepped away).

Just curious.
 

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penny1960

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Might have a bit of mix on the one size of egg from pullet to hen can change never heard color change someone else may chime in here that has them
 

feathermaid

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It's always possible a recessive gene is affecting her egg color, or just as possible another hen got in there too... they can be sneaky buggers sometimes!

You can check your bird in question to see if she's an active layer. This articles shows you how:
https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/who-is-laying-and-who-is-not-butt-check.73309/

Also I found an old inactive thread but it contains some interesting info and quite a few other folks have had Isbars lay varying shades of pale brown:
https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/chicken-breed-focus-isbar-blue-isbar.1019939/
 

Cyprus

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Might have a bit of mix on the one size of egg from pullet to hen can change never heard color change someone else may chime in here that has them
Hey penny, would you mind using punctuation? I had a hard time reading and understanding your post.
Thank you :)
 

Cyprus

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Totally possible and normal. Even to be expected.
Green eggs are blue + brown and when Isbars are bred back together you can get pullets that lay green, blue, or brown. Rarely even white. That's due to the distribution of genes that determine egg shell color.
 

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