One of four 22 week old EE

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by milola, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. milola

    milola Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Finally laid an egg yesterday. I was a little disappointed because the egg color was a sort of ugly light khaki greenish color. Rather putrid looking.
     
  2. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    Awesome first egg! That must be so exciting! The color is greenish?
     
  3. milola

    milola Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Barely a greenish tint. More khaki than green but not really beige like a light brown egg. It really isn't pretty. I would have taken a picture but it probably wouldn't have shown true and it was on the thin-shelled side with a hole broken at one end.
     
  4. ShockValue

    ShockValue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some folks covet the "olive egg" layers. I wouldn't mind one myself :)
     
  5. milola

    milola Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ha. Had it been olive it would be nice. It is much too light to be considered as such, I would think. What surprised me, is that I expected for it to be blue inside and it was the same weird color inside and out. I thought EE's having the blue egg gene made the greenish colors by being mixed with brown egg layers hence getting the brown or beige paint job over the blue colored calcium layer. Pfffttt. Shows you how much I understand about all of this.
     
  6. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    Each girl will have a color that is unique to her. I think the expectation for BLUE eggs with EE is highly inflated. (In other words, false advertising. An EE can lay a very blue egg, but it can also be putty, brown, pink, green) So, it's not a brown egg. That makes it unique. Enjoy that first egg.
     
  7. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    Let us know if she continues with this interesting color! I'd love to see it.
     

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