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First egg! Who laid it? Why is it white?

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So my chicks laid their first egg today and I'm super excited! The only thing is it's a creamy white and idk who laid it. I have barred rocks, buff orps, black austrilorp mixes, Rhode Island reds, and Ameraucanas, and it's my understanding that none of those lay white eggs. So am I wrong, do one of these breeds lay white eggs? Or is it normal for the first eggs to be much lighter? Thank you!
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Here's a picture of the egg
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So my chicks laid their first egg today and I'm super excited! The only thing is it's a creamy white and idk who laid it. I have barred rocks, buff orps, black austrilorp mixes, Rhode Island reds, and Ameraucanas, and it's my understanding that none of those lay white eggs. So am I wrong, do one of these breeds lay white eggs? Or is it normal for the first eggs to be much lighter? Thank you!


   You might have to just watch and see.  But I have to wonder what your austrolorpes are mixed with?  I may be wrong but I believe the austrowhite (an austrolorpe/leghorn mix?) lays a creamy white or off white egg so other mixes may also.

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   You might have to just watch and see.  But I have to wonder what your austrolorpes are mixed with?  I may be wrong but I believe the austrowhite (an austrolorpe/leghorn mix?) lays a creamy white or off white egg so other mixes may also.

They're mixed with Rhode Island reds
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Looks like a buff Orpington egg to me. Unless it's stark white like a grocery store egg, it's genetically a brown egg. 

 

Your hens are pretty bare backed.....do you have an excess of roosters? Looks like overmating damage. 

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Looks like a buff Orpington egg to me. Unless it's stark white like a grocery store egg, it's genetically a brown egg. 

Your hens are pretty bare backed.....do you have an excess of roosters? Looks like overmating damage. 

That was actually my friends chickens, they're about a year and a half and molting right now, she only has one rooster
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