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Mottled Java egg color?

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Can someone who has Mottled Javas tell me what color their eggs are?  I have new pullets that are starting to lay.  I have Buff Orpingtons, which I know thier egg color, then I have Mottled Javas and another breed I am thinking may be Marans that were put in my chick order to substitute for the M.J.  I am starting to get a very dark egg with darker speckles on it.  So I am wondering what color the Mottled Java egg is supposed to be.  Thanks!

Deborah
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post #2 of 11

Javas lay brown eggs. If you have Marans, they are more than likely the ones laying the dark brown eggs.

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post #3 of 11

Dark eggs with dark speckling can also be Welsummer.

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Thanks for the help.  I guess I should post a photo of my mystery chicken and see what you all think it is.  smile  Are the Mottled Javas a light brown? dark brown? More like a barred rock maybe?

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MJ chicks are black and white.

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Originally Posted by Minniechickmama 

MJ chicks are black and white.


The OP is asking about egg color, not chick color.

And the MJ eggs I've had are a light/cream brown.  They are most likely not the dark eggs.  Where did you order these from and are the Marans you are questioning  Cuckoo Marans or what color ?

Clint     


Hatching eggs are no longer avaiable from any breeds until further notice due to predator problems and birds being too old .
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Clint     


Hatching eggs are no longer avaiable from any breeds until further notice due to predator problems and birds being too old .
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post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 

Yes, I was asking about egg color, not the chicks.  Sorry I didn't make that clear in my second post.

I bought the chicks from Welp Hatchery.  I was supposed to get 15 buff orpingtons and 10 mottled java straight runs.  But I got 5 mottled java and 5 of something else.  We butchered the 3 roosters of the mystery breed as they were too aggressive for our farm.

Let me see if I can manage to put a photo of the mystery hens on here.

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Okay, I finally figured out how to post a photo.  Here is a picture of the mystery chicken.

[img][/img]http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/6273_summer_2010_002.jpg

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Originally Posted by RAREROO 
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Originally Posted by Minniechickmama 

MJ chicks are black and white.


The OP is asking about egg color, not chick color.

And the MJ eggs I've had are a light/cream brown.  They are most likely not the dark eggs.  Where did you order these from and are the Marans you are questioning  Cuckoo Marans or what color ?


Let me go clean the egg off my face lol

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post #10 of 11

Looks kinda like a Birchin Marans pullets to me?idunno

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Laugh when you can, cry when you must, work hard, play hard, wear out don't rust! wink.png

Wife to one patient hubby, mother to 4, + 11 wonderful kids who call me 'Grandma' & a sweet mother who is my partner in crime ~ Imported Orpingtons -BBS, Lavender, Gold Laced, Jubilee, Chocolate, Partridge, Crele, White, Cuckoo, & More! ~TheFancyChick.com~

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