odds of getting blue/green eggs

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by atomic_chicken, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. atomic_chicken

    atomic_chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    My hens came from a farm of Australorps X that also had easter eggers in the mix. They were all free range so anything goes.
    What are the chances of me getting any green/blue eggs from my hens? I was especially wondering about the small spotted one?



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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Best chance is if they have pea combs. Probably green eggs, not blue, though.
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Yep, as said. They'll either lay green eggs or brown. If they sport single combs (sawtooth edge) - brown eggs.
     
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    atomic_chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:can i tell if they will have a pea comb at 2 or 3 months old?
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Yes. As mentioned before, look for either a sawtooth comb (should be small) or a little lumpy one. If it isn't a perfect sawtooth you've got a green egg layer.
     
  6. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:can i tell if they will have a pea comb at 2 or 3 months old?

    I can tell if I have pea comb at hatch... [​IMG]
     

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