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Eggshell Color Red and Black Sex Links?

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Anyone know what color the eggshells would be from my red and black sex linked hens? I got my first egg today!!! Trying to id the mom smile

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Do you happen to know the breeds of the parents of your sex links?  Odds are it won't help but if the parents are unusual it might make a difference.  There are a very large number of breeds that can make sex links, but most of them will lay brown eggs of some shade.

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Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought....Abraham Lincoln (Freedom carries responsibility)

The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right.....Judge Learned Hand  (The more sure your are that your way is the only right way, the more likely you are wrong.)

 

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My black sexlinks lay light tan eggs-my neighbors Golden Comets, which are basically red sex links, laid light tan eggs, too.

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BBS Orpingtons, Heritage Delawares, New Hampshires and a motley crew of hens with colored eggs
A proud member of SDWD - Society for Delaware World Domination.
Preserve and promote the wonderful Delaware: 
www.BeausejourFarms.com
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No, they were from a feed store, no parent info...

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My red sex link lays the dark eggs in the front of this picture.  She's is a wonder of nature.  She has missed only a handful of days since December.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/38106_first_eggs.jpg

1 DH (one is enough), 2 rowdy boys, 1 totally cute Ewokian - Havanese/Pom cross (Monty), 1 foozy bunny (Fooz), 1 Australorp (Louise), 1 SL Wyandotte (Charlotte), 1 Red Star (Alice), and 2 EE (Ester and Bonnie), and all sorts of crazy ideas
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1 DH (one is enough), 2 rowdy boys, 1 totally cute Ewokian - Havanese/Pom cross (Monty), 1 foozy bunny (Fooz), 1 Australorp (Louise), 1 SL Wyandotte (Charlotte), 1 Red Star (Alice), and 2 EE (Ester and Bonnie), and all sorts of crazy ideas
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My red sex links lay a rich brown egg.

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Well, I figured out who mom is:)  My one red sex link was squaking really LOUD while I was doing yard work and getting ready to leave. I had put her and the other 2 in the tractor. So I gave them some snakcs and she still kept yakking! So I decided to let them out for 15 mins. Sarah immediately went to the side of the house digging a hole to sit in, then somewhere else. Since I knew I had to go soon, I told then to "go inside" their cue to the coop. She RAN to the coop, dug a hole is trying to make a nest. It's funny. She also pushing hard, I can see her feathers twitching. I think an egg is on it's way! Hopefully she'll be ok so far she gathering little pieces of straw around her while she sits. Too funny! Unless the other ones laid and this is her first egg, she must be #1 mom and she is the largest... I just found her sitting on the egg!!! Will add a pic!

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