who is laying me a pretty cream colored egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by igotchickens, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. igotchickens

    igotchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 2, 2010
    Hi all! Merry Christmas to me! Another of my hens started this week! I haven't been able to figure out which one, because I wasn't at all expecting a beautiful cream colored egg! It is definitely not a light brown, it's really like what paint companies call "eggshell" haha. So far I have 4 hens laying. 2 brown (RIR - big 7days/week and a ?? - small about 3-4/week). One is laying white about 3-4/week, and now I've gotten 3 creams in 4 days!
    Okay so my hens are: 2 RIRs (brown, right?), 2 Ameraucanas (blue, so far none), 2 California whites (whites, I'm guessing?), a BO (light brown? may be the new brown layer), a Splash Andalusian, an Apenzeller Spitzhauben, a Plymouth Partridge Rock, and a black/green iridescent hen which after posting a picture, was narrowed down to either: Black Australorp, Black Sumatra or Black Jersey Giant. Oh, and the person I got her from called her a "Russian". If it helps she's enormous, bigger than all the rest, but I don't think she's the one laying because her comb is not really red, still more pinkish. Thanks everyone!!!! I can post pics if you would like, just let me know.
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2010
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Buff Orpingtons, Production/Rhode Island Reds, and your black hen all have the possibility of giving you your cream egg. [​IMG] Since there's the good likelyhood that your birds are from hatchery stock, I'd say you just have to find out yourself who, because hatchery stock birds tend to vary with the shade of brown. Even having a bunch of hens of one breed will give anything from slightly dark brown to very pale cream color. [​IMG]
  3. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2010
    Forest Grove, OR
  4. egg proof

    egg proof Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 6, 2010
    I have an Ameraucana that lays a cream egg. I kept 2 for my granddaughter, and only one lays a green egg. The cream is very light and almost transparent.
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Quote:Then it is not an Ameraucana. [​IMG] Easter Eggers may lay a cream or green egg, but true Ameraucanas only lay blue eggs, but are allowed a blue-green color as well.
  6. egg proof

    egg proof Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 6, 2010
    Mt Healthy advertised them as such. I guess I'm just happy that it's laying eggs and healthy. I received a mixed bag from that hatchery, but for egg production and size, my RIR's are champs, regardless of the egg color.
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  7. BlackBart

    BlackBart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    My Blue Andalusians lay a cream colored egg. Mine are from a breeder, not a hatchery.
  8. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

    Feb 15, 2010
    So. Cal.
    My thought too, you may have EE's and not true Ameraucana's . I have 6 EE's that I bought from a hatchery thinking I was getting Ameraucana's.
    Of the EE's one lays a blue, 1 cream and 4 green. Here's a pic with my cream egg in the middle. Yes, it's always that big and the bird it comes from is also big.
    I don't know why, but when I'm collecting eggs and find hers I feel like I've found a gem.
  9. Matt H

    Matt H Just Hatched

    Aug 15, 2016
    Saraland AL
    My Cali White lays creme colored eggs only. Kinda disappointing IMO. I wanted a white egg layer. Should've bought a White Leghorn I guess. There's a wildcard in every brood.

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