Monday, January 31, 2005
These are some of the eggs from our chickens. You can probably tell that I'm fascinated by the whole different-color-egg thing.
From front to back, these were laid by:
Easter Egger (Ameraucana)
Egg color varies not only by breed but by individual.
Most of the Dominique and Buff Orpington eggs are indistinguishable, but a couple of individuals lay darker or lighter brown eggs, and one lays the pinkish eggs like the one 3rd from the top.
One of the Lakenvelders lays tinted (cream) eggs like the one shown here, and the other one lays pure white eggs.
We only have one Easter Egger pullet left but the other one we had laid green eggs of this same color. They are not true Araucanas or even true Ameraucanas/Americanas, they're just hatchery Easter Egger mutts.
I read online that most hatchery birds lay green eggs instead of blue, but true Ameraucanas lay only blue eggs... not sure if that's true or not.