My Barred Rock lays large Green Eggs

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kycklingmamma, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. Hi all.

    I have a weird question, hoping might have an answer to.
    We just accuired a Barred Rock pullet from lady that had no idea what breeds she have or didn't have.
    I was told Summer, the barred Rock awas just that, a barred rock, but to our amazement she just started laying eggs a few days ago, and they are green. What in the world....

    She has the normal barrinf, yellow legs, small pea comb (?), and is rather fullbodied. Does anybody have any idea as to what happened? What cross bred might she be.

    I aslo have another pullet, Vida Blue, that is huge. She has legs that are at least 2-3" longer than my older Orpingtons, and she has feather all the way down her legs and on all of her toes. Her coloring is pale grey, with brown splashes on longer feathers. Her legs are bluish/grey and her feet are the biggest feet I have ever seen on a chicken.
    She is not quite ready to lay eggs yet, but when she does, it will be interesting.
    Any ideas as to what she might be....heinz 57?

    Thanks, Petra
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    What you have is a BR/EE or Ameraucana cross, most likely. I have a pullet who looks like a BR, just with a modified pea comb and whitish legs. Her sister in CA lays nice green eggs. If you post pics we can tell you what Vida is. Here is my BR/Blue Ameraucana cross girl, Panda:
  3. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    she is probably crossbred if she has a pea comb, with an auracana or ameraucana. they both have pea combs.

    sounds like a neat!!!!

    not sure about the Heinz of them would really help, there are so many people on this board that can help...they have helped me so much and with a willing spirit!
  4. Thank you so much for your response, I have been researching Summer and that is what I thought she might be.
    I am downloading pics right now on Summer and Vida and as soon as I get them up, please anybodies guess is greatly appreciated.
  5. keljonma

    keljonma Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    A picture of the egg and the bird would be helpful.
  6. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

    Nov 14, 2007
    Might be a Dominique cross also. They are barred like BR but have rosecomb
  7. Here is some pics. First i think this is of Vida Blue,
    my giant mutt looking chicken. I measured her and she is 22" tall from the ground to comb...pretty large for being about 5 months old. No eggs yet but when we get them I post pics of those as well. The next pic is of Summer or Barred Rock something. She has like I said a pea comb and lays large pale green eggs, and she has only laid eggs for 4 days, so she is a newbie at the egglaiyng thing.


  8. mom2jedi

    mom2jedi Songster

    Aug 12, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    Quote:It's kinda hard to see them, any chance you can make the pictures bigger?
  9. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Yep I have heard of Barred EE's and their eggs were green or sometimes olive green. Good temperment too.
  10. On the pic size, I willtry to make them larger.
    And on her temperament, she is sweet and very vocal "talks a lot"

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