What is this egg color?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Pipsqueek, Apr 2, 2016.

  1. Pipsqueek

    Pipsqueek Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi!

    It's a bit early, but one of my 4 month old hens laid an egg today! Can you tell me what I've got here? Is it an olive egger? It looks more like a mushroom color, kinda taupe. Is there a color name for this egg?

    The mix is an Araucana hen x Black Copper Murans rooster.

    Thank you,
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  2. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a beautiful and unique colored egg! I would call it an olive egg. There are many different shades of green eggs from bright green, almost blue down to dark olive, like this egg. I do know that generally crossing a blue/green egg layer with a dark brown egg layer produces an olive egger.
     
  3. Pipsqueek

    Pipsqueek Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! From reading discussions here last fall, I saw a guy say he crossed a BCM w/a blue easter egger and got olive green eggs. Since I had a BCM rooster, we gave it a whirl. Later thought for sure they'd be chocolate, since all the hens are black just like BCM hens (homogenous I later learned here). I too think it's 'some shade of olive', not much green in there, but we'll take it! It blends well with our cartons! : ) nice color palette.
    This is just what we wanted and our family is so delighted! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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