Strange Egg. Can EE lay another color? Or is a young pullet already laying?

RNjoy17

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Hi all!
I have an EE thats 21 weeks old that has been laying be a little over 2 weeks. Today when I went to collect eggs I found this strange small malformed one, that almost appears bluish in color? The EE that has been laying has consistently laid medium sized olive green eggs. This was the only egg for today. I have 3 BO's that should lay soon (which I know don't lay colored eggs, so cant be them), and I have 5 Wheaten Maran/EE cross girls that are roughly 17 weeks old. The EE crosses haven't shown obvious signs of being ready to lay like comb reddening, nesting box behavior, and I haven't seen any of them being mated by the rooster. Just curious to see what people think... could it be a messed up egg from my EE that has been laying? Or do you think that its possible that one of the younger EE crosses is laying and its a "normal" first egg for her?
 

RNjoy17

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Here is the eggs. The other eggs in the carton are the olive eggs I have been getting from my older EE
 

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ChickNanny13

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She's a new layer therefore her reproductive system is still adjusting to laying. I wouldn't be overly concerned unless it keeps happening. As for the color, EEs can lay a range of colors hence called Easter Eggers. It's more likely her egg than the others.

I have 2 WTB that should be laying blue eggs and 1 BS that lays brown eggs. They all are new layers ... One of the WTB laid blue eggs for 2 days, now it's got a green tinge to it. I know who lays which cause I've learn the shape of the eggs they lay and sure it's her.
 

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could it be a messed up egg from my EE that has been laying? Or do you think that its possible that one of the younger EE crosses is laying and its a "normal" first egg for her?
Could be either.

Might be time for some exams.
https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/who-is-laying-and-who-is-not-butt-check.73309/

The very basics of egg color:
There are only white and blue shells.
Brown eggs have brown coating on white shells.
Green eggs have brown coating on blue shells.
The brown coating can be very light or very dark, and can vary day to day.
Then the bloom can add another aspect to the egg color.
Pink/purplish eggs are usually from the bloom on a brown egg.
 

MrsRushka

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I had that happen. My EE laid Blue eggs for her first season. After her first winter break her eggs were olive! I had no other hens that laid those color eggs to mistake them with, and I even watched her in the nesting box because I was dying to know if it was actually her. And sure enough, they changed.
Here's the side by side pics I took of the "old" vs "new."
 

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