Which breed lays brown speckled eggs? - Page 3
I'm going to guess that it's either your Red Star or your Orps, mainly because I get up to two speckled brown eggs a day, 3-4 times a week and we just added those two breeds to our flock this year. They are the only breeds we have in common with yours. Our eggs are a light to medium brown with deep reddish colored speckles and they are just beautiful eggs...everyones favorites!
I have a barred rock that decorates her eggs for me with speckles and the other barred rock just lays brown eggs with no decorations.
What a cool looking egg! I'm trying to get some really spotty layers to try to make a reliably speckled olive egger. I've seen some on eBay listed as "speckled old style Welsummer hatching eggs" that have small to very large spots on the eggs, much like wild bird eggs that are spotted. I'm not sure whether those are just cherry-picked for the photo or if they really are mosty spotted like those. I've never had Welsummers before so I'm not sure what to expect. I just bought two Welsummer pullets and am hoping for spots... If not them, maybe my one BCM gal will make me some. : )
I've never really had a calcium deficiency problem here (except occasionally with a new layer) but the eggs are literally decorated...I wouldn't imagine you could mistake the two if compared. More often than anything, I find a calcium deficiency usually comes in the form of an egg with no shell or a soft or irregularly shaped egg, although this could also be a vitamin D deficiency. Here's a link (if this works) to a blog with some good, quick info on the subject. Roots 'n' Shoots: December 2014 (you should be able to right click on the link and open it...hope this helps you!