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Which breed lays brown speckled eggs?

post #1 of 21
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I have a customer that loves the "color" dozen of EE's and Marans but was asking if any are speckled.  She likes to display the eggs on her dining room table in a crystal bowl.

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post #2 of 21

Welsummers! I have one who lays every day, brown speckledy eggs, and often double yolkers.

I really want to hatch eggs oh man

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I really want to hatch eggs oh man

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post #3 of 21

Well, I get a speckled brown egg every day, but I'm not sure which of the girls is laying it.  Not the Lakenvelders, those are white eggs.  Not Rebecca, she's the EE laying the green one.  Not Lacey the SLW, she produces a very lightly tinted browny-pink egg - she got out twice and laid her egg(s) under the Adirondack chair, so I know which eggs are hers.

So, that leaves Matilda the Black Australorp, or Greta the brown sex-link, Buffy the Orpington, or Bernadette the Cuckoo Marans... no, wait, SHE lays the really dark brown eggs, so cross her breed off the suspect list.

-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

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-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, 5 Toulouse geese, and 7 turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, 2 bunnies, a rescue cat which owns me and a new kitten. Oh, yeah: and a house silkie....

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post #4 of 21
Thread Starter 

Do Welsummers lay a dark egg as well, just speckled?

4 barred rocks, 3 buffs, 5 RIR, 6 Americannas, 2 red sex links, 2 Brahmas, 1 Wynndotte & Joe The Giant Americanna Roo! Just added 1 Black Cochin and a White Brahma
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post #5 of 21

Yup, my wellies lay speckled eggs.  They just started laying this week and here's my new and improved egg basket.  The eggs are actually darker than the photo shows.  (The EE's eggs in the lower right are green, but don't look like it in the photo)  The one to the right was lightly speckled, but yesterday's egg (not pictured) was more speckled. 

http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz145/new2chooks/10195.jpg

Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

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post #6 of 21

We got a brown speckled egg from one of our Marans' yesterday but the day before that it was just plain brown.

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Chillin' with my peeps on my urban farm in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by geojane42 

We got a brown speckled egg from one of our Marans' yesterday but the day before that it was just plain brown.


If my Marans ever laid "just plain brown" eggs I think I'd cull or sell them ALL in an instant. wink

Marans lay nice speckles on their eggs now and then, Welsummer eggs are usually pretty speckled, and Welsummer cross eggs are a lot like Quail eggs.

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Araucanas, Polish, Shamos, Olive Eggers, and a handful of Finn Sheep, Wensleydale Sheep, Gotland Sheep, Kinder Goats, a Yak, and various rare breed Turkeys, Ducks, and Pigs.

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post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by Illia 
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Originally Posted by geojane42 

We got a brown speckled egg from one of our Marans' yesterday but the day before that it was just plain brown.


If my Marans ever laid "just plain brown" eggs I think I'd cull or sell them ALL in an instant. wink

Marans lay nice speckles on their eggs now and then, Welsummer eggs are usually pretty speckled, and Welsummer cross eggs are a lot like Quail eggs.


Inquiring minds wanna know...........

Welsummer crossed with what gives you eggs that look like quail eggs?  Tell me what I have to breed him with, I love the look of quail eggs.droolin

Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

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post #9 of 21

GREAT. That's just great.  Thanks a lot guys, now I want a Welsummer!

                     Starting fresh: BBS Marans,Dellies, SS, Lav Amer, and Welsummers                               
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                     Starting fresh: BBS Marans,Dellies, SS, Lav Amer, and Welsummers                               
                                 www.etsy.com/shop/PrairieWolfCabin                                         
                        Dog is my copilot, horse is my passion, chicken lays my breakfast!

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post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by Kansaseq 

GREAT. That's just great.  Thanks a lot guys, now I want a Welsummer!


You'll love them!

Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

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