We got a blue egg! ??? Sorry, it is green! =/

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rebecca10782, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    *update*I had not looked at it, my mom did. She told me it was blue. It is actually a pale seafoam green. I think she needs an eye exam =/
    We have a hen Stella, we got as a baby just because her patterning was so gorgeous. We thought that she could be part Black Star, but I wasn't expecting anything other than a white or tan egg. Today, we found her in the nest for the first time sitting on a blue egg! So she must be part EE. Her is a picture of her, what do she look like to you guys? She has very white earlobs that really stand out, doesn't have much of a comb, and seems to have Black Star patterning. She is a pretty small bird too. I couldn't get any good pictures of her. I will take some more and get a picture of the egg too.
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  2. minna

    minna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think she is beautiful. What an original color pattern, it's gorgeous. Odd that she got the blue egg, not green, but blue, but didn't get the muffs. Genetics are funny. I think you double lucked out, she is pretty and lays blue eggs.
     
  3. sandypaws

    sandypaws Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and i have a bantie mix... with a single comb that lays blue eggs, too...
     
  4. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

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    Stellllllaaaaaaaa!

    congrats! she's a pretty girl!
     
  5. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    She's got a pea comb, so I'm saying easter egger! Congrats on the blue egg!
     
  6. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    She has a pea comb(Black stars have single combs) so she's most likely an EE.

    It's a common misconception that EE are a breed of sorts- such as expecting them to have green legs, beard/muffs. However, EE is not a breed so literally anything goes for them. Any color, any pattern, bearded or not bearded etc, etc.

    The "rules" for colors/patterns are the same across all chicken breeds, it would be rather easy to cross certain EE to get the 'black star' pattern because that's all it is- a combination of certain color/pattern genes. (black stars are just a cross of a RIR rooster over BR hens. However you can get similar patterned hens from say, a red EE or even a RIR over a black EE hen)
     
  7. minna

    minna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If you are referring to me in the second part of your post, I have no misconception. I was only making a point that it was strange that she didn't get the muffs, but got a blue blue egg. B/c MOST EE's will have muffs. And obviously she is not a black star, b/c she lays blue eggs.[​IMG] So, her comb doesn't matter on that one.
     
  8. CTChickenMom

    CTChickenMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a very pretty girl! She looks quite peaceful and lovey. Ya Hooo on the blue egg! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. emandmikey

    emandmikey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, she looks like an EE bantam to me... even though she doesn't have the muffs or tufts or whatever. Sometimes they don't get them. I would love to see a picture of the egg! Em
     
  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    If I had that hen, I put my Blue Ameraucana over her at some point in time. That would produce some lovely chicks.

    She is beautiful. Can't wait to see the pic of the egg!
     

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