White pullets that lay blue eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Silver Fox, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought what were advertised as Buffs at my local feed store and what I ended up with are white pullets that lay medium/large light blue/grey eggs. Only 1 of the 4 baby "Buff" chicks was actually a Buff. I've done a little research, but I have not found mention of a white breed that lays blue eggs besides the possibility that they're white Ameracunas. I do have 4 Ameracunas but they are more typical looking of that breed and lay smaller and very blue eggs.
    Any ideas? What have I missed?
    Thanks!
     
  2. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    Could be an ameraucana mix...the colored egg laying trait is a dominant trait, so if you breed a hen that lays colored eggs her offspring will have colored eggs. I'd say you have an EE....you should post some pics!!!

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  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Quote:I'd love to see the pics of these EEs!
     
  4. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Out Of The Brooder

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    Here they are, the blue egg layers [​IMG]


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  5. New2Peeps

    New2Peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They have lovely green legs just like my EE's [​IMG] They are quite pretty.
     
  6. Jenlyn9483

    Jenlyn9483 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    Yup you have typical White EEs...lucky you:)
     
  7. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    EE's! Nice green legs!
     
  8. Gloria

    Gloria Chillin' With My Peeps

    They are so pretty! I didn't know EE's came in white too. I have 2 that are black and gold and lay green eggs. Your's are so pretty and look so fluffy. Does the one in the door have a beard too? One of mine has the beard and muffs too. Also, can't forget those green legs.
     
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