"What color egg" and "Shouldn't she be laying already?"

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by fshinggrl, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, this is chocolate. She is an Easter Egger who was the prettiest chocolate colored chick. I just noticed her ear color tonight. It appears white. Does that mean her egg is likely to be white? Or does her ear color mean nothing?
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    Sorry, my keyboard ran out of batteries! This is Annie. She looks like she should be laying!!! Right?
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  2. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Easter Eggers lay blue, green and pink eggs
     
  3. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    I just got my first egg today from a white-eared EE and it's a pretty green (you can see it on the egg countdown thread). She was born a week plus a couple days prior to Easter so that makes her ~23 weeks, I think?
     
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  4. rebel-rousing-at-night

    rebel-rousing-at-night Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:You have me confused.
    The chicken on the bottom is not the same one as in the other pictures.
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Ear color means very little with Easter Eggers, as some white eared ones may actually lay blue or green eggs.

    Now, for other cases outside the blue layers world, white earlobes usually do mean white eggs.
     
  6. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yep.. I know.. I've had brown/blue/green & olive eggs from my EEs in the past. Just never saw one with a white ear.

    You have me confused.
    The chicken on the bottom is not the same one as in the other pictures.

    You are right.. my keyboard ran out of batteries and the only thing I could do at the time was to add the photo. Good eye! [​IMG]
     
  7. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Illia, I did not know that about EEs and white ear lobes! Thanks for the information.
     
  8. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agree with earlobe color meaning nothing with EEs, and so far as laying age, both are still at least a couple or so weeks away. Their combs should redden and the first big girl should develop some red wattles too. [​IMG]
     
  9. LT

    LT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our EE's will be 26 weeks tomorrow. I got a good "squat" and "fluff" from one of our girls this evening, so I am hoping that maybe by the weekend we will have an egg from her. When I bought these chicks, I thought I was hoping for a blue egg, but after reading all these posts, I am really hoping for an "olive" egg. Regardless, I love my girls, the eggs are amazing, and life is good!
     
  10. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2011
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    Quote:So Easter Eggers can also lay Olive colored eggs?
     

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