Mystery blue egg layer!?!?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by profminor, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. profminor

    profminor Hatching

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    So we have 5 hens in our flock. The girls are just starting to lay. We only have one Easter Egger but we are getting two blue eggs a day! I'm suspicious of our Astrolorpe. Could she be a blue egg layer!?!?[​IMG]
     

  2. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Songster

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    Yes that black one would be your culprit. Its not an Australorp. Australorps have red earlobes! And have a big single comb
     
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  3. emilyandbj

    emilyandbj In the Brooder

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    Hey I was looking up the name of the chicken breed you posted but I could only find australorp is that what you ment??? Just trying to help
     
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  4. profminor

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  5. newchickfl

    newchickfl Chirping

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    That looks like a black easter egger ....from my understanding australorp's lay brown eggs.
     
  6. eleaserek

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    X2!
     
  7. FlyWheel

    FlyWheel Songster

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    Australorps do lay brown eggs.

    Do "black Easter Eggers" have black legs? I thought EE's legs were supposed to be greenish or slate grey. I ask l because i have a black pullet that was supposed to be an EE but many here think she is a Black Australorp, mainly because of her legs, which are almost a gloss black on the front.
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    She hasn't layed anything yet so I can't go by egg color.
     
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  8. profminor

    profminor Hatching

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    Our hens look very similar! Here is what my hens egg looks like (blue/green color) [​IMG]
     
  9. dekel18042

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    The legs tend to be darker before they lay then as they start and keep laying the eggs lighten up a bit. I have several young (four months old now) black EE,pullents and their legs are very dark. I'll have to look closer tomorrow in the light and see if they are a dark green or grey or black.
     

  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    That's a Black Ameraucana - they are very rare.
     

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