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Yellow eggs....really??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Alpha, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. Alpha

    Alpha In the Brooder

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    I've heard that some EE's lay a yellow or yellowish colored egg. Is this really true? Does anyone here have a picture of such an egg that they can post? I've yet to see this color in any breed's egg. I have several EE's, and they all lay the typical colors: blue, blue/green, green. I also have one hen that lays a tinted(pink).
     

  2. Firework

    Firework Songster

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    Good question. [​IMG]
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I dont know. I had two EE/BR crosses. One laid a pinkish egg with lavender speckles and her sister laid a yellowish-beige one. Definitely had a yellow tint, but really yellow? No.
     
  4. keystonepaul

    keystonepaul Songster

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    Speckledhen and others, do you know if you could continue to breed for yellow egg color? Would you be able to breed your now paler yellow egg layer to one of the roos from that cross( if there wass was one) or the roo that fathered it and get better yellow egg color?? Thanks folks, Keystonepaul
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Theoretically, you can certainly breed for egg color. Ameraucana breeders do it all the time. I dont have those girls any longer. They belong to rooster-red.
     
  6. Alpha

    Alpha In the Brooder

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    I've searched around online, and this is the only picture that I could find. Because egg colors don't always translate well to pictures, I'm not sure how true to life these are though.

    http://www.welphatchery.com/rare/ameraucana.asp
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    No way that is a real representation of an egg, IMO.
     

  8. nicalandia

    nicalandia Crowing

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  9. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

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    Quote:I believe that is supposed to be a "golden brown" egg
     
  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I had an EE once that laid an off white egg with a yellowish tint. But I'd never call it 'yellow'.
     

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