Surprise!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ecbirge, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. ecbirge

    ecbirge New Egg

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    I have what was sold to me as a gold laced Wyandotte. She has been slow to start laying, but when I came back from a weekend trip last night, I found two new eggs in the nest box. The surprise is that they were a lovely shade of blue! I am attaching a picture of my chicken (named Bridgette by the kids!) and the two eggs. Any guesses as to what crosses could produce this? She definitely has a strong lacing pattern to her feathers.

    And to be clear, I am not disappointed by this surprise. I'm not a purebred chicken raiser, and blue shelled eggs taste just as good as brown! :)

    Thanks!
     
  2. ecbirge

    ecbirge New Egg

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    Sorry! I am new here and forgot to add pictures.. Also, if it is not clear in the picture, Bridgette has dark legs and red eyes. I realize now, those are not breed characteristics of Gold Laced Wyandottes. Ok, here are the pics![​IMG]
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  3. ChickenHermit

    ChickenHermit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's an Easter Egger! And a pretty one at that. [​IMG] EEs are more a variety than a breed in a lot of ways, but they're a lot of fun. The eggs and the dark legs are pretty good indications.
     
  4. ecbirge

    ecbirge New Egg

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    Thank you! I didn't realize Easter Eggers could have this type of a feather pattern, but from a little research on BYC I see they come in lots of different colors and patterns! Thanks again for the help!
     
  5. ChickenHermit

    ChickenHermit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Happy to help!
     

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