My EE is laying.................

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by minna, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. minna

    minna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    brown eggs, I'm disappointed. I got her so the kids would have pretty eggs to collect. My dh says she is not an EE, but a muffed game??? I'm not sure which one is laying or if both are laying, the eggs were hidden. [​IMG]
     
  2. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    All of my EE's have laid green eggs, but I've been reading a lot of posts on here of people whose EE's lay brown eggs. I'm sorry, I love my green eggs! They're lovely little prizes.
     
  3. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2009
    Mt Airy, NC
    EEs can lay brown eggs. They are a mixed breed....various greens, blue-greens, pinks are all possible.

    I've been there and know it's disappointing when a EE hen lays brown eggs. They really aren't much more than a friendly mutt at that point.
     
  4. Old Rando

    Old Rando Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A hen laying a green egg has one copy of the blue egg laying gene and one copy of a brown egg laying gene (there are about 13 brown egg genes). Many EEs lay green eggs but the mating of a green egg laying hen with a rooster also carrying the same genes will normally give some off-spring which recieved only brown egg laying genes. EEs carry a wide range of genetics hence the wide range of egg color variations.
     
  5. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:every game i have come across lay white-very light tinted, they do have muff games... but rarely ever seen. EEs lay brown eggs as well as white. a long with many other colors
     
  6. HobbyChickener

    HobbyChickener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine lay green ones (I got them for the same reason = kids) I would like to find some blue egg layers.
     
  7. minna

    minna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know it's normal for an EE to lay brown, I know the possiblity was there, I'm just disappointed. I still have another hen not laying yet, maybe she will surprise me.

    I'm not sure what color muffed games lay, but they are popular around here, my dh used to have some and thought when I bought one of my hens that was what she was, but wasn't sure. But I'm not even sure she is the one laying, it could be my other hen, whom I know is not a muffed game for sure.
     
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    A hen laying a green egg has one copy of the blue egg laying gene and one copy of a brown egg laying gene

    Not necessarily. The hen could have two blue egg genes and two (or more) brown egg genes. If you had added "at least" to your statement, it would have been correct [​IMG]
     

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