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#68360 - 12/18/08 03:51 PM Americana Pullets
Grader Man Offline

Registered: 10/30/06
Posts: 110
Loc: North Carolina
I recently purchased a few Americana Pullets, one of the pullets has started laying, but her eggs are not colored they are light brown. Is this normal or will the eggs get color the more they lay.

#68361 - 12/18/08 04:31 PM Re: Americana Pullets
Rhea Dean Carter Offline
Lord of the Fowl

Registered: 07/24/03
Posts: 1379
Loc: Tennessee
What you purchased are crossbred "mongrels" that are falsely sold by most hatcheries as Ameraucanas (note correct spelling). Those of us who know the difference refer to them as Easter Eggers. Since they are crossbred chickens, they may or may not lay colored eggs. Your pullet's eggs will not change colors; they will remain light brown.
Rhea Dean

#68362 - 12/18/08 04:36 PM Re: Americana Pullets
J. Byrd Offline

Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 26
Loc: Georgia
It appears you were sold Easter Eggers instead of Ameraucanas. (There is no i in Ameraucana) A pullets egg color is the same thorught her life and it's determined genetically. Hopefully some of your other pullets will lay a colored egg. If so, most likely they will be green which comes from crossing a blue egg layer with a brown egg layer. For more information or a list of reputable breeders you can go to


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