Which hatchery has EEs that lay lavender color eggs?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Red Eft, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. Red Eft

    Red Eft New Egg

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    I may be ordering more easter eggers this year (if the coop gets built) and I was wondering which hatchery has EEs that lay more than the usual green and pink eggs. Lavender eggs would be fun but I've also heard that they can lay yellow and gray eggs. So if you have a hen that lays odd color eggs where did you get her? I thought if I ordered 25 pullets from a hatchery know to produce lavender eggers I might get something interesting. Thanks
     
  2. Tailfeathers

    Tailfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With Easter Eggers you are rolling the dice as to what color egg you are going to get. There is no way to predict with certainty what the egg color will be because the EE is a cross of two birds and may have genetics from several different breeds in the two different birds.

    With hatcheries it's even more uncertain that that because they buy the eggs and hatch them. Therefore they are not involved in the breeding process and thus have no idea what they are even buying.

    I have one EE that I will be putting all four of my true Ameraucanas over in an attempt to develop a tri-colored Wheaten Ameraucana that is similar to Bev Davis' Wheaten Marans. My EE lays a pastel purplish-pink or pinkish-purple egg now. I am guessing I will get some chicks that lay a blue egg from her, some that lay a green egg, some that lay an olive, and maybe even some that lay pure brown.

    Btw, I'm not sure what you mean by "Lavender" but it is likely an off-blue. I don't know why I haven't done this yet but one of these days when I get a real nice purplish looking egg from my EE, I have going to crack it open and scrap the outside to see just what it doing that but my guess is that it is a brown overlaying the blue egg.

    God Bless,
     
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  3. Red Eft

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  4. lisahaschickens

    lisahaschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can definitely ask the person who did that post. Those two eggs do look fairly purple. There is an Easter Eggers club that maybe could help you.

    www.eastereggers.com

    From what I know, it's really a crap shoot. I know a guy who gets eggs in colors like that... he orders chicks from McMurray in various breeds and then lets them go to town, breeding and hatching eggs as they please on his ranch property. Sometimes he can figure out the cross that produced a particular eggs and sometimes he can't. He had one, huge, elongated purplish-pink egg that I asked him about and he said it was most likely from an Ameraucana crossed with a New Jersey Giant.
     

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