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My EE's are laying BROWN EGGS!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by joedie, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    I have 4 EE's and the first one began laying about a month ago, a beautiful mint green egg. That left only my Polish and the other 3 EE's who were not laying. Last week I started getting two little brown pullet eggs every day so must be from the other EE's as the Polish will lay white. [​IMG] BTW, they all have pea combs. I thought that increased the odds of colored eggs?
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    It's the luck of the draw what color eggs EEs will lay.
     
  3. farmerlor

    farmerlor Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah, sorry but EEs can lay just about any color egg depending on what kind of chicken the cross was made with. I have one little EE who's laying olive eggs and one who's laying pretty rose colored eggs, the rest all vary between tan and blue and green.
     
  4. JP62

    JP62 Out Of The Brooder

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    We have 4 Americauna's from Meyer's Hatchery. They just started laying about 2 weeks ago and they are all brown just like all the rest. The kids are really disappointed since we have been telling them that they would be laying green eggs. I have never had EE's before so I thought maybe they would change as they got older but that probably isn't the case.
     
  5. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    Quote:Nope, they won't change colors. What you see is what you get. BTW, if your Americaunas are from any hatchery, they are Easter Eggers. Hatcheries sell EE's as Americaunas.
     
  6. cybercat

    cybercat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, since they are mixed you just never know. Sounds like demand so high for the EE they are just mixing brown egg layers now.
     
  7. cherylcohen

    cherylcohen The Omelet Ranch

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    I just found out my 2 ameraucanas are actually EEs - it's fine cuz we love them, BUT there's something that should be done with these hatcheries that are passing EEs off as Ameraucanas. What do you think?
     
  8. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    Quote:I agree!. Mine were sold as Americaunas at the feed store but I knew they were EE's before I bought them from reading this site. But the average person doesn't know this and this is very misleading. They shouldn't be allowed to sell them as such.
     
  9. cybercat

    cybercat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats has been an issue with the pure club for years. They have made no lead way on it. Most say they are one of 3 and others call them rainbow layers. I only know of 1 hatchery that sells pure and it is black.
     
  10. cherylcohen

    cherylcohen The Omelet Ranch

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    Quote:Black?
     

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