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I got my very first Welsummer egg today! celebrate

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/65004_welsummer_egg.png

My question is, will she always lay speckled eggs? I mean, I know that Easter eggers never change the color of their eggs (a blue layer will always lay blue, a green layer will always lay green, etc.). Is it the same principle with Welsummers? Or could she also lay the solid terra cotta eggs, too?

I have three Welsummers, so I'm sure I'll get different eggs. I'm just curious if I can expect to always have a speckled egg from this one.

5 children, 4 dogs, a chinchilla, a gecko, and 12 chickens (4 golden buff, 2 EE, 3 welsummers, and 3 black silkies)--all kinds of crazy!

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5 children, 4 dogs, a chinchilla, a gecko, and 12 chickens (4 golden buff, 2 EE, 3 welsummers, and 3 black silkies)--all kinds of crazy!

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She will continue to lay speckled eggs. Sometimes one would have more tinier speckles as time goes on or fewer speckles as she gets older. I never had one that would go "speckles-less" at anytime unless she lays solid colored ones (really, they are tiny, tiny speckles, blending with each other)

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Pretty Egg!

- Family with 2 beautiful daughters , 1 Black Mouth Cur, 2 Cats, and a flock of feathery ladies.

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- Family with 2 beautiful daughters , 1 Black Mouth Cur, 2 Cats, and a flock of feathery ladies.

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Interesting about the speckles. I have a Welsummer and a Cuckoo Marans. I've been getting a really pretty shiny terra cotta egg fairly regularly and occasionally a speckled egg like the OP's. I've wondered if the same hen laid both eggs. It sounds like one of them is a very consistent layer and the other isn't. smile

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updated 6/16/11: 57 chickens, 9 guineas, 1 peacock, 3 ducks, 10 barn cats, 6 dogs, 9 horses, 2 bunnies, 1 ornamental box turtle (I think I got them all)
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Jenni; wife, mom to 3 girls, animal lover, middle school administrator
updated 6/16/11: 57 chickens, 9 guineas, 1 peacock, 3 ducks, 10 barn cats, 6 dogs, 9 horses, 2 bunnies, 1 ornamental box turtle (I think I got them all)
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for a long time I had 1 hen laying the rest were way to young (in the brooder) some days I got speckels some days not. RIR was the hen

we now have a yard full of critters

2 mini donkeys, 2 fainting goats, 3 peacocks 3 royal palm turkeys, 3 silkies, 5 barres rocks, 2 rhodies, 1 leghord, 2 marans, 5 eastereggers, 8 cats, 2 dogs. I think that is everyone

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we now have a yard full of critters

2 mini donkeys, 2 fainting goats, 3 peacocks 3 royal palm turkeys, 3 silkies, 5 barres rocks, 2 rhodies, 1 leghord, 2 marans, 5 eastereggers, 8 cats, 2 dogs. I think that is everyone

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