My First Blue Egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mommy2Blaze, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. Mommy2Blaze

    Mommy2Blaze Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our EE finally laid her first blue egg a couple of days ago! Well it is a tad green but more blue. Very pretty though! I was so excited and now I just want to stare at it and not eat it lol.
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  2. swampcat

    swampcat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats! I found that my EE's first egg or two were not the true color she was going to lay. Mine first laid a mix between green, blue, and grey. Now there's no mistaking it for anything other than a gorgeous shade of green [​IMG]
     
  3. Mommy2Blaze

    Mommy2Blaze Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you swampcat! I am in love with it. EE's eggs are usually more green right and Araucaunas more blue?
     
  4. swampcat

    swampcat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know [​IMG] All I know is what my girl lays. :)
     
  5. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it depends on the birds in the EE's background.

    White egg layer + blue egg layer = possibility of blue eggs

    Brown egg layer+ blue egg layer = possibility of green eggs.

    Chocolate egg layer + blue egg layer = possibility of olive eggs.

    Blue coloration is throughout the entire shell, bown coloration is added on top of the shell. Birds with brown egg genes AND blue egg genes basically add a thin layer of brown over the top of the blue causing the egg to appear green I believe.


    My first EE laid a beautiful rich sky blue egg. My second laid a HUGE mint green egg. A third laid brown.
     

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