My EE eggs.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TamiHunter, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. TamiHunter

    TamiHunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 EE hens that have started laying recently. My question is, when will they start laying the blue/green eggs? Right now they are small, almost the size of a bantam egg and are white in color. Is this normal for for this breed? Will I ever see the colorful eggs I wanted from these girls? [​IMG]

    Thanks for any info!
     
  2. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Easter eggers have the blue egg gene in them so they can lay eggs from olive to blue, your egg might have a little hint on the blue. Pics would help.
     
  3. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do your hens have single combs? They may have too much production layer genes.
     
  4. TamiHunter

    TamiHunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will post pics today but I really don't see even a little hint of any other color than a whitish.
     
  5. TamiHunter

    TamiHunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, a single comb.
     
  6. TamiHunter

    TamiHunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is Hostess, 1 of my EE hens. I will post a pic of the eggs today.
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    EE's are mixes. They can lay any color egg - from blue and green, to white or brown.
     
  8. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    EE's are chickens with the blue egg gene but also have undesired colors, so they can lay eggs between blue and olive. EE's that lay eggs with white or brown usually have too much production layer genes in them.
     
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  9. TamiHunter

    TamiHunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And hear I thought they all lay the pretty blue/green eggs. I just happen to end up with 3 that lay white....lol
     
  10. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    oops, I typed the same thing two times.
     

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