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What color are Black Australorp eggs?

post #1 of 13
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I am just trying to figure out who has started to lay. I have 2 black Australorps, 11 BSL and 2 buff orpingtons. I have the last 2 days been getting some small darker brown eggs and I suspect those are from the BA's.

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post #2 of 13

Buff Orps lay brown eggs as well, and pullet eggs tend to be darker brown in my experience. I dunno about Australorps as I have never owned one of those. Hope that helps.

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post #3 of 13

My BA lays fairly light eggs, always has.  They are creamy tan, w/a yellow cast.  My BA lays the lightest of my eggs.  But maybe that's just my girl.  My BO's eggs are darker than hers.

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Caretaker of a lovely mixed flock including: australorp, plymouth rocks, wyandotte, d'uccles, silkies, EEs, andalusian, and a few seramas, plus a golden retriever, great dane, and three cats.  I always swore that I wouldn't succumb to chicken math.  I lied.
 

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I don't think my BO's are laying yet, but I could be wrong. I also have a Production Red that I think was thrown in with the BSL.

Delaware are my main birds right now. I have a pair of Silkies and not near enough of all the breeds I would like to have!

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Delaware are my main birds right now. I have a pair of Silkies and not near enough of all the breeds I would like to have!

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post #5 of 13

My BA lays a nice brown egg (like store brown color).

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post #6 of 13

Well you know, I just went back to look at my egg pictures on my BYC page, and all their eggs were darker when they first started laying.  So hers lightened up/adjusted over time.  So it could be your BA...lol.

Caretaker of a lovely mixed flock including: australorp, plymouth rocks, wyandotte, d'uccles, silkies, EEs, andalusian, and a few seramas, plus a golden retriever, great dane, and three cats.  I always swore that I wouldn't succumb to chicken math.  I lied.
 

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Caretaker of a lovely mixed flock including: australorp, plymouth rocks, wyandotte, d'uccles, silkies, EEs, andalusian, and a few seramas, plus a golden retriever, great dane, and three cats.  I always swore that I wouldn't succumb to chicken math.  I lied.
 

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post #7 of 13

I have four. 2 are laying dark brown and 1 is laying a pinkish color egg and one has not started laying yet.

post #8 of 13

Australorps usually lay light/tan to dark brown eggs, sometimes with tan or white speckles on them. Buff Orpingtons lay brown or pinkish eggs. smile


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post #9 of 13

All chickens' eggs will lighten up with time, both over the course of the season and the hen's life span.

BA lay anywhere from a light tan to a medium brown, depending on the bird.

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post #10 of 13

they lay tan and light brown eggsthumbsup.gif if that helps.

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