teal/green colored eggs...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nsegovia, Feb 1, 2016.

  1. nsegovia

    nsegovia Out Of The Brooder

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    Ive never been able to keep chickens...ive tried and failed both times..but now my father who is also my neighbor started his oen coop..i have pot bellied pigs and he has the chickens well we were surprised to find this color egg... He had recently purchased some hens and of them has been giving this colored egg... The bottom two eggs are from another chicken any experts on the breed of chicken based on egg color
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  2. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably came from an Easter Egger. Easter eggers are many different colors and shapes, but they all have a similar appearance-- muffs, beards, and pea combs. Here is an example of an Easter Egger hen.
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  3. nsegovia

    nsegovia Out Of The Brooder

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    Do the easter eggers lay a teal egg everytime.. This one has been laying an egg this comor every day for over a week now
     
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  4. goosiesnougs

    goosiesnougs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Easter egger looks like? The hens I got at the feed store that laid those colored eggs were billed as "Americanas"
    I don't know if they were right or wrong.. They had tufted cheeks and were very mild mannered. My boys loved them!
     
  5. nsegovia

    nsegovia Out Of The Brooder

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    Since we only have one laying these coolored eggs.. A friend of mine is going to let me use her incubator and get some of these baby chicks...i have read about the americuanas too... I would have to take a pic of the chicken later
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    yep, you have an Easter egger. Look for a bird with a pea comb, beard/muffs and green or dark colored legs, that should be your girl.

    EE are often sold by hatcheries as Americana or Ameraucana or some variation on the spelling. What you get from hatcheries is Easter eggers, unless you order blues from Meyer. you'll know the difference by price, trust me.

    An EE hen will lay the same color egg throughout her lifetime. The shade may vary a bit depending on her where she is in her laying cycle, but the basic color is genetic. She won't lay teal one day and sky blue the next.

    Good luck on your incubation!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with donrae
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    or Blacks from Cackle!
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    They are called Easter Eggers because each individual hen can lay a different color than the other Easter Eggers, even if they come from the same place and have the same parents. You could have two that look exactly the same, but lay completely different colored eggs. The egg color is specific to the individual bird, but what color a pullet will lay is unknown until she actually starts laying. You will not get a cream egg one day and green one the next. If she lays green, she will always lay green. If she lays blue, she will always lay blue.
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Oh cool! I didn't know anyone else had added pure bred birds. They're pretty nice looking, too. Now if a hatchery would offer sexed Wheaton or blue Wheaton, and I didn't have to hassle with shipped eggs.....I'd be a happy girl!
     

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