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Breed and egg quality

 
E Reimer
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Location: The dry side of Spokane, USDA zone 6ish, 2300' elevation.
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Pictured below is one of our layers. We were told when we bought her that she was a barred rock. There is something else in her, though, as she lays green eggs (front-center egg in the other picture). Can anybody tell me what it might be? She lays the richest, tastiest eggs I have ever had in my life. They are way better than the other hens and genetics is the only variable. We have been trying to get her eggs to hatch and were successful in breeding her to our only rooster (a barnevelder). I'm hoping the eggs are just as good.







 
Adam Hoar
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I have found that for us the barred rocks/NH reds seems to have more orange yokes then the brown layer sex links and both have brighter orange yokes then the white leghorns.
 
Lee Daniels
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I'm guessing you have a barn yard mutt of the breed Ameraucana (crossed with a barred rock) Easter Egger is another common term for green/blue egg layers. I have a few and I like them. My oldest is 6 years old and laid 2/3's of the days during peak laying season.


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Erica Gaertner
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She does look like a mutt, she strikes me as an Americauna (classic Easter Egger!) and some color of a Wyandotte. Barred Rocks tend to be more stripey. Aren't yummy fresh eggs THE BEST!?!
 
Kelly Smith
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Lee Daniels wrote:I'm guessing you have a barn yard mutt of the breed Ameraucana (crossed with a barred rock) Easter Egger is another common term for green/blue egg layers.

i agree

the black and white looks barred rock and the strange sideburns/green eggs screams ameraucana.

would be a interesting cross to have.
 
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