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Where are the blue/green eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by fawny chick, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. fawny chick

    fawny chick New Egg

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    My Ameraucana (how to spell that?) is laying tan eggs. This is my first year having hens, and I was excited about getting some of those blue/green eggs. Any idea why she is laying tan?
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Many hatcheries sell Easter Eggers as Ameraucanas or Araucanas. Egg color is genetic and depending on what they are mixed with, they can lay brown eggs. I have gotten up to 50% brown egg layers from EEs from some hatcheries. Easter Egger is a popular name for the mixes that have Ameraucana/Araucana somewhere in their ancestry. They are not a breed with a standard like Ameraucana & Araucanas are. http://www.ameraucana.org/index.html is the website to the Ameraucana club, they have a FAQs page that talks about the differences.
     

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