Where did this egg come from?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by redkan, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. redkan

    redkan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right now I have 1 adult bantam EE currently sitting on eggs, 1 1 year old Ameraucauna hen who I believe has always laid green eggs, 3 Black Australorp and 3 Ameraucauna pullets, all born approx. 5/5/08 so not quite 3 months old. My question is where did the egg below come from? The pullets should all be too young to lay, right? But this is not only the wrong color but also very small (slightly larger than a 9volt battery) to be the Ameraucauna's egg. What do you think, is this from one of my BA pullets?

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  2. Psittizen Shikkin

    Psittizen Shikkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no idea but i like that bowl in the background [​IMG]
     
  3. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It came from a bum [​IMG]
     
  4. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    If it's a first egg it would be smaller than their normal eggs but I dunno about color.
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    There are EEs that lay brown eggs.[​IMG]
     
  6. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    If you know your Ameraucauna lays green eggs it couldn't be from her. I don't believe they can change egg color just to play a prank on their owner, lol. What color does your EE lay when she isn't broody? Perhaps she is the culprit? If that doesn't match her egg color I would say one of your young ones must be an early layer.
     
  7. redkan

    redkan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm.... let see if I can remember you all ....

    Yes, thank you. I like the bowl too ... and the matching tray. Gift from my daughter.

    Ummm.... Thanks SA, I kinda wondered how that worked. [​IMG]

    My bantam EE lays pink eggs although the size is about right and although I'm not 100% that my Ameraucana lays green eggs I've never found anything in the past to indicate she might be laying brown. I just lost my BR and had always assumed that my brown eggs were coming from her. Is it possible for my young ones to lay this early? At less than 3 months? (I have to admit, I bought the BA's because I read they were good steady layers.)
     
  8. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could it be a Guinea egg???
     
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2008
  9. redkan

    redkan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Possible. I locked my "old" one in with them today as we still don't have the fox. Will guineas lay in a roosting box? Because that's where I found it. I never considered her.
     
  10. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

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    That looks more like a chicken egg to me

    not sure fomr who though [​IMG]
     

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