Well, our June chicks finally started laying this week. On Monday afternoon, we got a little brown egg in the nest box. Same on Tuesday afternoon. Nothing Wednesday. And this morning, we had two eggs! One brown and one green. The green egg surprised me because I figured they would all lay the same. They look just alike and are hatched from the same mother. What makes a chicken an Easter egger? I was hoping we'd get colorful eggs, but had no idea what kind of chickens we have because they were given to us by friends whose mama chicken didn't want to raise them. When we had the brown egg on Monday, I figured they would all lay brown. So the green egg was a pleasant surprise. But I'm just curious if there is any way to tell ahead of time if one is an EE because to me all four hens look just alike. Will this automatically pass on in her offspring? Or does the rooster need to be an EE too and how could you tell? Hope somebody can shed some chicken light on the subject for me!