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so confused thought we had 2 roosters and 3 hens...

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a few weeks back i posted with question on the gender of our easter egger. almost everyone said rooster....however i had 4 eggs today and the smallest one is speckled and much darker. what i saw online so far says maybe that it would be a olive egger? anyone can help me out? 

here is the picture of the chicken i posted a few weeks ago of the chicken in question...

the black and white front middle one~

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I don't have any experience with EE, but that is definitely a first egg from someone.  If all others have been laying and she is the only suspect, then it has to be a she.:ya

 

You really should start an intro under the new members forum to get a proper welcoming.

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post #3 of 9

Could get better individual pics of the EE? It would be easier to tell.

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post #4 of 9

your EE is still a cockerel.

 

That small egg isn't necessarily a first egg, it's probably what is called a wind or fart egg. They usually don't have a yolk, and are a glitch in a hen's production system.

 

When a hen lays a brown egg, the shell is manufactured as white, and the brown is a coating that's applied internally after the egg is formed. When a hen produces a tiny egg like this, the body doesn't get the signal to make less brown coating, so it applies the same amount of "paint", but to a lesser surface area. So, the paint is more concentrated and the egg is darker and often speckled looking. One of your girls just had a glitch is all. You may get a double yolker in the near future, or a shell-less egg while her system works things out.

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post #5 of 9

Does that EE crow?  How old is it?

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post #6 of 9

The comb looks like one of a cockerel but better pictures would help.

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post #7 of 9
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my question is the two brown leggers we have that laid their two eggs would they have still laid a regular egg as well as one of the wind eggs? we only have 5 chickens and we were told they were all hens. however we have one rooster (the loudest in the bund, with mohawk and silk big back feathers) a rhode island red (1 of 2) and so we are currently out of the 5 chickens getting 1 white egg and 2 brown eggs per day. 

 

we are so new to this so i appreciate your input!!

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Could get better individual pics of the EE? It would be easier to tell.
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That is a definite cockerel.
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