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

    Aug 31, 2013
    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

    Feb 18, 2011
    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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