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I have two wellsummers that just started laying eggs. I thought the eggs were to be dark brown but these are light brown. Will the eggs get darker as they get older?

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Hatchery sourced Welsummers might not lay the terracotta eggs that the breed is known for.

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Can you post pics of your birds?

 

here's pics of my hatchery Welsummer's eggs. Not a huge sample, but it's an idea what to expect.

 

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Hatchery sourced Welsummers might not lay the terracotta eggs that the breed is known for.

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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They look like the egg on the left with few and smaller spots.

I would add a picture of my Wellsomers but when I try it says I do not have permission to add attachments

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To post a photo, click on the icon that looks like a postcard with mountains. Click 'upload files' and then choose your photo.

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They look like the egg on the left with few and smaller spots.

I would add a picture of my Wellsomers but when I try it says I do not have permission to add attachments


That may be as dark as your hatchery quality Welsummers' eggs will get. But they may also darken more as the birds mature. I've seen it both ways.

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Thanks for the instructions on uploading the photo. Here us a pic of my two Wellsummers. The others are a Leghorn, Golden laced Wyandotte and a Swedish Flower that lays light pink eggs. I also have the Swedish flower rooster and I am going to start hatching the eggs and selling the chicks.

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