Jump to content

Russett Blue hen not laying blue eggs

Recommended Posts


I bought some more hens yesterday and one of the group that I purchased is a Russett Blue. In the coop, she was in, there were blue/green shelled eggs that the hens in there had laid. Today, my Russett Blue has laid an egg, but it is not blue, in fact far from it, it is a beautiful pink shelled egg. 

I have looked at images online of this breed and she is definitely one of these. Have I managed to purchase a Russett Blue hen that lays 'normal' coloured eggs? Or could it be due to her young age and that the colour will develop?

It won't matter of course, as she has fitted in beautifully and seems a friendly, happy hen.

Many thanks.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The names created for hybrids never ceases to amaze me! Her eggs won't change colour, but the most important thing is that she has fitted in and you haven't got problems. Coupled with that she's friendly and happy so I think the egg colour is immaterial. Sounds like a wonderful addition to the flock and enjoy her eggs.

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...