Mixed-breed, all white pullet with pea comb, what colour will eggs be?,

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  1. JennyPatty84

    JennyPatty84 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Everyone!! I have a mixed breed pullet with a pea comb and I am wondering if anyone has a guess as to what colour her eggs might turn out to be? The lady I got her from said the chicks could be a mix of, Rhode island red, barred rock, Americauna, speckled Sussex and something else. She is an all white hen. Thanks so much!!
     
  2. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] What color are her ear lobes? Her legs? Can you post a picture? While her eggs could be several colors (blue, greenish, olive, brown or tan) I might suspect blue/ blue green or olive, especially with the pea comb.
     
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    Thanks so much for your quick reply! I can definitely take a picture of her tomorrow and show you what she looks like! I am on the east coast of Canada and it's dark here already, so the picture may not do justice tonight. She does have white ears and yellowish legs if that helps?
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Pea combs are genetically linked to the blue egg gene much of the time, so you have decent chance of blue or green eggs. None of those other breeds mentioned are pea combed, and they're all brown eggers, so green is a good guess.

    I'm playing a similar waiting game. I have a pretty, solid white pullet, pea comb, beard/muffs/slate legs. I'm so eager to see what color egg she lays. With the birds I had at the time, it should be a nice solid blue, but green is always on the table......
     
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    Here are the pictures of the lovely lady!! =)
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Great pics.
    Not really pea comb.....maybe slightly modified combo of single and pea comb...thinks chances of blue base shell are slim to none.
    Probably a brown egg.
    She's a pretty bird....I've been thinking of getting some white birds.
     
  7. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very pretty! After seeing her I think she could lay almost anything but with the absence of a pea comb or darker legs, I am shying away from blue. Maybe tan or brown. Looks like she should be laying shortly. I would be interested in the color.
     
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    Thanks everyone for your help!! I am really interested to see what she lays as well! We got our first egg yesterday from one of the 4 hens and were really excited! I can't wait to get more!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Was it her......she looks pretty 'red in the face'.

    Could check vents and pelvic points to see who:
    Vent Appearance:
    Dry, tight, and smaller - usually not laying.
    Moist, wide, and larger - usually laying.

    Pelvic Points 2 bony points(pelvic bones) on either side of vent:
    Less than 2 fingertip widths apart usually means not laying.
    More than 2 fingertip widths apart usually means laying.
     
  10. JennyPatty84

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    Well completely unexpected!! This whole time I thought it was one of my two brown hens that was laying this brown egg....nope! It was my other white hen! Not the one that I sent a picture of, another one. She does look slightly "dirty white" because I think she has some of the barring gene, but I was definitely not expecting a brown egg! I guess they are full of surprises!
     

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