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post #11 of 15

Marans lay dark brown, but I'm pretty sure none of your birds are Marans. It does look like you have a Legbar, though, so she is likely your green egg layer.

Your two Production Reds and the Barred Rock should all lay medium brown eggs.

post #12 of 15
Went through the breed forum again and the Jersey Giant seems to be the best match. Austrolorps are not shiny and the body shape is different (I have 2 chicks, cant wait) Didn't know Giants lay green eggs? I got a little confused about what I have because I lost several last summer to predation and they stay locked up now but I'm pretty sure the leg bar was in my flock and lays brown eggs. I thought the red ones were Isa Reds. I know I had two of each and I think the other leg bar was the one I found dead in the coop, partially eaten by the other hens. My favorite Isa Red was a different body shape than the two I have now so they may be production reds. Pretty sure the black and white one is a barred rock. Anyway, I have 11 breeds now and cant wait to see what some of them look like full grown. If my black one is a Jersey Giant I might get some more down the road, she is really pretty. Since I've been working on the coop and adding the brood pens the hens are getting used to me and come up to check me out now.
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post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by gpeters3 View Post

Well..........Ive had the other ones for a while and all I got were brown eggs. Now she is laying and IM getting green and very large as well, larger than any of the brown ones. Now you mention it, I can't remember if my stepson gave us two from that farm but I think it was just the one and the other 4 were already laying for a few seasons. Ill have to try to see for sure. I'm 70 years old and a caregiver so I tend to forget things like that sometimes........ Do Merans lay colored eggs?

Pretty sure now that the black one is a Jersey Giant. I can't find any pictures that match her shape and color better. I am checking the nests often trying to catch my green egger on the nest but haven't had any success so far. She's sneaky!
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post #14 of 15
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Are you sure it's the black one laying the green eggs? The Legbar on the left is the more likely green/blue layer.

I finally caught her in a nest and later found a green egg but.....not sure if i remember if that was the nest because there was a brown egg in the next one :-(  i am about 90% sure my black hen laid the green egg.  Maybe i should try geese i hear some lay golden eggs :-)  she is bigger now and really pretty.  Ill get another pic and post it so you can all try to figure out what she is.

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post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by junebuggena View Post
 

Yeah, the eggs are green, but are you absolutely certain it's the black hen that is laying them?

I am now.  I caught her in the nest, took note of the nest and found a green egg in it later :-)  here she is:

 

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