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What color eggs do easter eggers lay, and can they lay brown? :)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by lowillobe, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. lowillobe

    lowillobe In the Brooder

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    I have 3 hens and one is an easter egger. One of them stated laying brown eggs. I wanted to know if my easter egger could be doing it maybe? [​IMG]
     
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Easter eggers CAN lay brown eggs [​IMG]
     
  3. lowillobe

    lowillobe In the Brooder

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    What is the most common color an easter egger lays? [​IMG]
     
  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    green and olive green mostly along with brown and brown pink (tints). Some folks get a few light blue ish greens too!
     
  5. lowillobe

    lowillobe In the Brooder

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    I hope she lays a green egg and another is laying the boring brown. I guess I will have to be patient and wait.[​IMG]
     
  6. SusanJoM

    SusanJoM Songster

    Your EE definitely can be laying a brown egg even though she is carrying the blue egg gene. That, in fact, is the definition of the Easter Egger, I believe -- a chicken which is neither an Ameraucana nor an Auraucana but does carry the blue egg gene.

    Anyway, this link might be interesting to you

    http://www.utilitypoultry.co.uk/eggcolour.shtml

    Susan
     
  7. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Songster

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    yep, I agree. I've had EEs that laid olive colored or brown eggs.
     
  8. slwatson

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    My easter egger laid her first egg today. She is slightly older tsn 5 months. It is pale blue.
     
  9. Lisa M

    Lisa M Hatching

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    I have 2 easter egger hens and one later its first egg today. Its pale blue:) Will she lay everyday now?
     
  10. tadkerson

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    If a female carries a blue egg gene and genes for brown egg she will lay green eggs.
     

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