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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChrisS, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. ChrisS

    ChrisS In the Brooder

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  2. ChickenCrazy8

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    She looks like an Americauna to me. And I've heard that Americaunas can lay blue, green and pink eggs!!!
     
  3. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Songster

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    She's still an EE. My EE Waffle layed beautiful rich sky blue eggs (not a hint of green). Your girl is not a recognised color (I don't think), so EE. They can lay any color of egg possible from white to pink, brown, light blue, darker blue, green, olive, etc.
     
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  4. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

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    I think an EE is a chicken that should have the blue egg gene. Other than that, there are no requirements for what they should look like. If a hen has the blue egg gene and does not have any genes that adds brown to the blue, the eggs will be blue. If she has some genes that add brown, the eggs will be some shade of green.

    I think your hen has the blue egg gene and does not have genes that causes enough brown to make them look green. Very nice.
     
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  5. nurse_turtle

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    Yes, she's EE. Her egg color may vary throughout her egg-laying days. Our EE lays a darker green to a lighter green to a green-beige. Pretty girl!
     
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  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Umm, what? Ameraucanas only lay blue eggs. EE's lay blue, green, and (brown) eggs.

    Research it a little. [​IMG]

    The pictured bird is an EE / Easter Egger.
     
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  7. ChickenCrazy8

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    Thanks for the clear up[​IMG] I have a friend that told me that Americauna's lay green, blue and pink eggs. But she probably had a EE
     

  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    It's because hatcheries always pull off that lie, and sadly people who buy from them believe it and don't seem to ask questions. I once thought I had Araucanas from Murray McMurray, and I got really really confused by their description and illustration too, but a little researching and I found out I had Easter Eggers, unrelated mutts. Later I did get myself true Araucanas and Ameraucanas though. It's nice having all three.
     
  9. GhostRider65

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    You sure have a beautiful set of eggs there in avatar........ I love the colored eggs reminds me of Easter...Kim
     
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Ameraucanas are 'supposed' to lay only blue eggs, but somefamilies/varieties are known to lay off colored eggs. Hard to tell what color egg they lay in the show cage.
     

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