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What breed of chicken lays very small mint green eggs?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HollowMtnChick, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. HollowMtnChick

    HollowMtnChick New Egg

    Mar 6, 2016
    We bought three beautiful white chickens yesterday at an animal swap and we were told they were "polish." I watched one lay a very small mint green egg this morning. It is the smallest chicken egg I have ever seen. It is smaller than my quail eggs. Is this normal or an accident? Also, can polish chickens lay small mint green eggs? I was thinking it was mixed with some other breed but are there chickens that lay that small of an egg? I will try to post a picture in the comments. Thank you!
  2. HollowMtnChick

    HollowMtnChick New Egg

    Mar 6, 2016
    There is a brown chicken egg and speckled quail egg for size reference.
  3. ChickenHermit

    ChickenHermit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2015
    Astoria, OR
    Can you post a picture of the bird? And is it standard size or bantam?

    Likely she has some easter egger in her background, whether bantam or standard. As for the size, it could just be an anomaly- sometimes chickens lay some strange eggs! Including the occasional tiny one. Not too abnormal.
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    X 2 -- the bird is decidedly not a pure polish given the shell color, but without seeing the bird we can't tell you what it is.
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    need to see the actual bird

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