New Mystery- WHODUNNIT?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LilChickCoop, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. LilChickCoop

    LilChickCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok- so we have been getting eggs from Stitch, our EE. Today, when we got home, there was an egg waiting for us, but this one was shaped differently and was a green egg (Stitch's eggs are a pale aqua blue)..... could it be that our other EE is laying again? Or is it the EE cross laying her first egg?

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    The one in the middle on the right hand side.... it is definitely darker, but not really that noticeable in this picture. Also, Stitch's eggs have been consistent in shape- this one was longer and narrower.

    What do you think?

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    Last edited: Dec 15, 2010
  2. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Egg characteristics do change over time, even in the same hen, but i would guess that the green one came from someone else. It's really just a guess. [​IMG]
     
  3. dandelionheart

    dandelionheart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess is a different hen. BUT sister EEs Martha (30 1/2 wk - 1st egg) and Georgia (33 1/2 wk - 1st egg) used to lay the same color aqua and Georgia slowly got more brown pigment and now lays what I would call sage (kinda blue/grey/green). It surprised me, but then I looked through her eggs from a bit before and it was gradual - just took it getting so dark until I noticed. [​IMG]
     
  4. LilChickCoop

    LilChickCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hopefully it is one of the other girls!
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    I would say it is from someone else. If you look at it, it has a more oblong shape and a much more matte finish to it. The blue ones have a more ameraucana egg shape and a glossier touch.
     
  6. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    I think you have a new layer.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I also vote new layer. As mentioned, a hen's eggs can gradually change color with age, but not so much from one day to the next. The color change is also more of a fading vs actual change in color.

    Beautiful blue eggs!
     
  8. LilChickCoop

    LilChickCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! Hopefully we will get some evidence in the next couple of days.
     
  9. mprivett

    mprivett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I agree it might be another one of your hens laying that green one. My other Dom hen just started laying when I found two eggs in one day in the nesting box [​IMG] and her eggs are a lighter, pinky tan color as opposed to her sister's whose are a darker tan with speckles. After looking in the fridge at the eggs I'd been collecting I actually think she has been laying about a week or so because there were other light-colored eggs just like that from this week. Sneaky little boogers....laying their eggs at different times so I wouldn't know...
     
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  10. LilChickCoop

    LilChickCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] WOOHOO!! We got 2 eggs today- one green and one blue, so the question is now- WHODUNNIT?

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    Suspect #1: Ms. Chaka Khan
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    Suspect #2: Ms. Fluffy Buttons
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    Who Do You Think?
     

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