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green egg but who from??
#1
I have 9 girls

2 giant bramhas, 1 layed last year, another not quite mature enough to lay.

1 vorwerk, just back in lay

3 littlies (2 pekins and a silkie, definatly not them)

1 RIR, maybe just in lay?

1 LS, maybe just in lay?

1 copper black maran, last year laid dark brown eggs.



who could be laying an olive green egg? I have had 2 this week, I'm not complaining though, they are lovely <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />



all my green egg layers went last year
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#2
OOOOOer how strange. Can't help I am afraid <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />
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I never make the same mistake twice. I do it at least five or six times, just to make sure !

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#4
Brahma??!!
Never forget that life is a finite resource.

Experience is something you gain just after you needed it most.
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#5
I wouldn't have thought the brahma as she laid normal brown last year. not sure if the younger bird is laying yet.

I know they are all pure breed as I know where the eggs came from and hatched them all over the past 2 -3 years.



I will be watching them carefully
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#6
I had a Skyline that went from laying blue eggs to white <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/unsure.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':unsure:' />
It never worries me when I get a little lost, all I do is change where I'm going
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#7
[quote name='Eileen64' date='12 February 2012 - 09:49 PM' timestamp='1329083351' post='252296']

I wouldn't have thought the brahma as she laid normal brown last year. not sure if the younger bird is laying yet.

I know they are all pure breed as I know where the eggs came from and hatched them all over the past 2 -3 years.



I will be watching them carefully

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I was thinking of the "not quite mature enough" brahma - seems the only option! What colour is she/her earlobes?
Never forget that life is a finite resource.

Experience is something you gain just after you needed it most.
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#8
your guess has to be better than anyones, if you hadn't added the footnote about knowing the pedigree of your girls I would have said clb had slipped into the mix so I give up!
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#9
[quote name='goldilocks' date='13 February 2012 - 03:47 PM' timestamp='1329148049' post='252337']

your guess has to be better than anyones, if you hadn't added the footnote about knowing the pedigree of your girls I would have said clb had slipped into the mix so I give up!

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My first guess was similar to yours - that a wandering cockerel had slipped in there! As I understand it, any cockerel from a blue egg layerWink is likely to carry to blue egg gene so if it mates with a brown egg layer you

get green eggs. Even though they were bought as pure breed, is it still

possible that the seller had a flying cockerel who nipped over a fence?

I've had it happen and mine are all penned and I know that other breeders have

had the same. So - my guess would be the RIR as they lay brown eggs as you

think she's just come into lay.
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#10
[quote name='Ali's Chooks' date='15 February 2012 - 11:14 PM' timestamp='1329347677' post='252501']

My first guess was similar to yours - that a wandering cockerel had slipped in there! As I understand it, any cockerel from a blue egg layerWink is likely to carry to blue egg gene so if it mates with a brown egg layer you

get green eggs. Even though they were bought as pure breed, is it still

possible that the seller had a flying cockerel who nipped over a fence?

I've had it happen and mine are all penned and I know that other breeders have

had the same. So - my guess would be the RIR as they lay brown eggs as you

think she's just come into lay.

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Not quite what i meant, I might be wrong but as I understand it a white or brown or blue egg laying hen will always remain so no matter who she mates with, it is the offspring from her mating with a cock carrying the blue egg gene that will go on to produce blue eggs, even if they haych out of a white one.

any way don't mean to change the subject , have you discovered who is laying them yet?
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#11
I had another dark green egg so have taken photos of all the girls and will post over the weekend. Maybe solve the mystery with photos
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#12
[quote name='goldilocks' date='16 February 2012 - 02:08 PM' timestamp='1329401305' post='252524']

Not quite what i meant, I might be wrong but as I understand it a white or brown or blue egg laying hen will always remain so no matter who she mates with, it is the offspring from her mating with a cock carrying the blue egg gene that will go on to produce blue eggs, even if they haych out of a white one.

any way don't mean to change the subject , have you discovered who is laying them yet?

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Yes, that's what I meant too, GL

<img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' /> That the RIR could have been the offspring from a RIR who mated with a wandering cockerel from a blue egg layer. Probably didnt explain very well either. We know what we meant, dont we! LOL!



I've actually deliberately put a lone Welsummer hen with a Araucana cockerel so

that the offspring will hopefully lay green eggs. Long project, though! <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Wink' /> Yes, photos of the girls and the eggs would be good!
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