What color eggs do you EEs lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SunHwaKwon, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. Blue

    19 vote(s)
    51.4%
  2. Light or Mint Green

    29 vote(s)
    78.4%
  3. Medium to Dark Green or Olive

    9 vote(s)
    24.3%
  4. Light Brown

    3 vote(s)
    8.1%
  5. Medium Brown

    3 vote(s)
    8.1%
  6. Dark Brown

    1 vote(s)
    2.7%
  7. White

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Tinted/Cream

    8 vote(s)
    21.6%
  9. Pink

    8 vote(s)
    21.6%
  10. Purple

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    I have to say, I really love EEs. I've though about reducing my flock down to primarily EEs, but I also really like having a variety of egg colors. I have one full grown LF EE that lays a medium green egg and a bantam one that lays blue. I have six EE chicks - 3 sexed chicks from Cackle (2F, 1M) and 3 straight run chicks from Tractor Supply (so, Hoovers probably). I've been thinking about the egg colors of EE, and how everyone hopes for blue/green, but I really wouldn't mind if some layed brown or even white eggs. So I want to find out how common certain colors are, and feel free to comment about the color they lay and their exterior characteristics, such as presence/absence of muffs or pea comb, leg color, and source (if known).

    Feel free to include pictures of the girls and/or their eggs.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    My current 3, lay light green eggs. 2 have muffs, 1 doesn't. I have no photos of them because they don't hold still long enough. They are from last year.

    This is the first time I've had some in a few years and these are laying better that the few I had in the past. The birds from a few years ago were closer in type to Americana, these now I can see are a bit more mutt. I guess the trade off for better production.
     
  3. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    Where did you get them from (both groups)?
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    I get a range of shades from pale blue, turquoise, and army green. I've got nine Easter Egger hens right now, and each lays a different shade.
    All have pea combs, but only 4 have muffs. Current breeding project goals are getting the muffs consistent and selecting for bluer eggs rather than the green.
    I started with Ideal Poultry stock, but bred in Barred Rock to increase the overall size and introduce the barring gene.
     
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  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Last batch were from My Pet Chicken. The birds I had about 8-10 years ago were from a local 4H breeder.
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    All my birds are a mix of hatchery EE's and a Welsummer cock.
    This is just a couple days worth, but most are represented.
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    Hmm... maybe better examples, from one (record) day of laying.
    Bluish eggs are from hatchery EE's.
    All others are from Wellie/EE crosses.
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  7. townchicks

    townchicks New Egg

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    I have 2 easter eggers, one lays a pale blue, the other a pale pea soup greenish color. They both have muffs and beards, pea combs and green legs.
     
  8. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    So, to clarify, all the hens are EEs, with some being offspring of the Welsummer male? Or you have Welsummer hens as well?

    ETA that makes me feel better about possibly downsizing to just the EEs and Marans :)
     
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  9. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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  10. nenebynature

    nenebynature Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those eggs are absolutely wonderful. Those Olive eggs are on my list of wants.
     

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