what color ameraucana hens lay the colored eggs

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by WhiteCochinLover, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. WhiteCochinLover

    WhiteCochinLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The title say's it all [​IMG]
     
  2. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    what color of an egg?
     
  3. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you mean the green and blue eggs? sometimes they lay brown eggs, they have to carry the gene for the colored eggs...I have 3 EE at 18 weeks waiting for them to mature, fingers crossed at least one of the lays the colored eggs.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The color of the bird has nothing to do with the color of the eggs she lays. A pea comb is often genetically linked to green or blue eggs, so look for a pea combed bird if you want those eggs.
     
  5. pastorwalt

    pastorwalt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Lots of breeds with pea combs: Brahmas, for instance, don't lay colored eggs
    but... the blue egg gene is dominant so one can make EE's by breeding
    almost anything to an Auracana or Americana and most of those EE's do have pea combs
     
  6. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you get "Ameraucana" (or Americana, Auracauna, etc) chicks from a feed store and want to try to get ones that lay blue or green eggs, look for the ones with no comb, just a flat space where the comb will grow, and dark gray or greenish colored legs. [​IMG] That's how I got my green egg laying Easter Eggers. [​IMG]
     
  7. chickenWill

    chickenWill Out Of The Brooder

    please note ameraucana and auracana are two different breeds
     
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