Colored Eggs

Earlier this summer my neighbor had three half grown hens that she needed a home for and she offered them to me.  Their mother was an Araucana and their father a Barred Rock.  Since I lost several of my hens over the spring I was happy to adopt her chickens.  When I came to pick them up her son looked at me and said "What color do you think the eggs will be?"  I laughed because it was a great question!  The Araucana's normally lay green to blue eggs, and the Barred Rock's lay brown.  When my new hens finally started laying a few weeks ago, here's how they turned light green, one light brown, one dark brown.  This post is for you Luke!!

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