Pink eggs? **pics added

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mstricer, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. mstricer

    mstricer Crowing

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    I wander if there is some kind of treat i could feed my ameraucana so I can have some of those lovely pink eggs [​IMG]
    [​IMG] [​IMG] These are my ameraucana
     
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  2. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

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    LOL, that's cute! They do it on their own~ Sometimes pink, sometimes blue or even green. But that would be an EE not an ameraucana. Ameraucana's only lay blue eggs! Post a pic and we will tell you what eggs you'll get by the type of bird you really have.
     
  3. FlockMama

    FlockMama ChickyBawkyChickChick

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    So when my EE starts laying I am gonna get multi-colored eggs? [​IMG]

    I thouhgt I would get olive color or just one color anyway not multi...I guess that is why they are called EE's..... [​IMG]

    This is my EE Mable...Will she have multi colored eggs?
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  4. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Quote:Each hen lays her own color. One may lay blue, another greenish, still another pinkish. But they dont change up.
    It is genetic and sorry, you cannot influence it by external means such as feeding certain foods.
     
  5. allison finch

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    Are you sure that's a Mable and not a Mark?
     
  6. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

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    olive green is tricky. From what i gather you have to breed an blue egg chicken with a brown egg one. I am sure there are genetic factors and such. I am dying to do it!! Yes, ee's give you a range which makes them super cool in my book! I only have ameraucana's but might breed my roo with an BR and a RIR to see what i get. Hopefully an olive egger!! [​IMG]
     
  7. Akane

    Akane Crowing

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    Olive green is easy but pink is not. To get olive you just have to mix a good blue layer with a rooster from a brown laying breed. At least 50% will lay olive and the rest brown. If the blue layer carries 2 copies of the gene all will be olive layers. The shade will depend on what brown genetics the bird gets.

    Pink is not actually caused by the blue/green egg gene. It is not just an EE trait. Pink is caused by certain brown genes. My japanese bantams sometimes lay quite pink eggs. Japs were not bred to lay a certain color of egg so can lay from white to light brown. Here's some of the eggs from a pure black tailed buff jap hen:

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  8. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

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    Ok, so the roo must be a brown egg layer? I have an ameraucana roo and brown egg layers. that won't work?

    OP sorry for the hijacking~
     
  9. FlockMama

    FlockMama ChickyBawkyChickChick

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    Quote:No I am not 100% sure but I have posted that pic here before and was under the conclusion Mable was a she. She does like to chase my doxy and is more feisty than the others.

    So it will be one color only, whatever the color she (hopefully [​IMG] ) will lay will be her color?
     
  10. Akane

    Akane Crowing

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    Either way works. Gender has nothing to do with egg color genetics except you have no idea what a rooster is or isn't carrying unless you know a good portion of his family tree.
     

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