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Egg color different than what I expected?

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My Speckled Sussex have been laying for 10 months now.  The three girls average just under 2 eggs per day here in Arizona.  It is pretty predictable...small-medium to large brown eggs.  My darkest hen (Hazel) lays the darkest eggs, and the lightest (Sunny) lays the lightest.  My big hen, Big Girl, lays the biggest!  Today my son went out to get the eggs (two today) and had a surprise...a white egg!  Why did we get an unexpected color?  Who else has got an egg color they weren't "egg"-specting??!!!

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Post a pic of the chicken!

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12 Hens of Assorted Breeds

4 Pullets-Barred Rock Bantam, White Cochin, Mille Fleur d'Uccle, Speckled Sussex

1 Magpie Drake
 ​4 Magpie Ducks
   ​1 Netherland Dwarf Bunny-Button
1 Mini Aussie Shepherd Puppy-Hobbes
​1 Goldfish
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

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12 Hens of Assorted Breeds

4 Pullets-Barred Rock Bantam, White Cochin, Mille Fleur d'Uccle, Speckled Sussex

1 Magpie Drake
 ​4 Magpie Ducks
   ​1 Netherland Dwarf Bunny-Button
1 Mini Aussie Shepherd Puppy-Hobbes
​1 Goldfish
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

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I don't know which of my three girls laid the egg, but she was one of the three in the first photo...a Speckled Sussex.  I have only had brown eggs until today.

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The one on the right laid it as it has white earlobes.

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12 Hens of Assorted Breeds

4 Pullets-Barred Rock Bantam, White Cochin, Mille Fleur d'Uccle, Speckled Sussex

1 Magpie Drake
 ​4 Magpie Ducks
   ​1 Netherland Dwarf Bunny-Button
1 Mini Aussie Shepherd Puppy-Hobbes
​1 Goldfish
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

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12 Hens of Assorted Breeds

4 Pullets-Barred Rock Bantam, White Cochin, Mille Fleur d'Uccle, Speckled Sussex

1 Magpie Drake
 ​4 Magpie Ducks
   ​1 Netherland Dwarf Bunny-Button
1 Mini Aussie Shepherd Puppy-Hobbes
​1 Goldfish
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by ViolinPlayer123 View Post
 

The one on the right laid it as it has white earlobes.

X2 on ViolinPlayer123's post. Hens with white earlobes typically lay white eggs. Hens with red earlobes typically lay brown eggs.

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