white egg ??????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by misfitfarm, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. misfitfarm

    misfitfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 23 week old americauna started laying finally and the eggs are white. Is that correct? I thought she would lay tinted eggs.
     
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Could it have been laid by one of your leghorns? It might be bluish, greenish or brown, but I wouldn't have thought white!
     
  3. misfitfarm

    misfitfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I thought also! I have been getting two little pullet sized eggs for a week now and assumed it was from my little leghorns. I was out checking for eggs and caught my americauna laying. When she moved there was this little white egg!
    Now I don't know what to think [​IMG] Could it be possible for the egg to change color as she gets older?
     
  4. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you bought her at a feed store or hatchery, then she is an EE and can lay white eggs. EEs are of mixed parentage so they can lay white, brown, pink, or the expected blue/green. [​IMG] I have several and think they are great.
     
  5. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    Yup agreed EE will lay white, green, brown, etc.....
     
  6. misfitfarm

    misfitfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    N&MSchroeder :

    If you bought her at a feed store or hatchery, then she is an EE and can lay white eggs. EEs are of mixed parentage so they can lay white, brown, pink, or the expected blue/green. [​IMG] I have several and think they are great.

    I did buy all my little girls from a feed store! Ahhhhhhh so it makes sense now! But a bummer I was hoping for little tinted eggs. [​IMG] Well where should I order new chicks from so I get tinted eggs? I love the color of my little EE she is cute. [​IMG]
     
  7. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EEs are great and you may still get blue or green eggs from your other pullets. [​IMG] If you want a blue/green egg guarantee, then find a reputable Ameraucana breeder and buy one that meets the breed standards. [​IMG]
     
  8. misfitfarm

    misfitfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My other pullets are Black Australorpes, silver laced, and leghorns so I won't be getting any tinted eggs [​IMG]
     
  9. zookeeper15133

    zookeeper15133 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought some at tractor supply this spring and was greatly disappointed when they started laying! White and light brown.
     
  10. misfitfarm

    misfitfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess next time I will order from a reputable breeder. If anyone knows of one near Iowa please let me know.
     

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