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What color eggs does your chicken lay?

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I thought it might be fun and helpful to some (like me) if we post what our chickens egg color looks like, with more than just the basic description of "brown" or "white", when applicable.  Here are mine:

 

  • Black Austrolorp: Brown - Usually a "traditional" shade of brown.  Similar in color to a grocery store brown egg.  Some days though it has a touch of pink to it.
  • Gold-Laced Cochin - "traditional" shade of brown with beautiful little light purple speckles.
  • Ameracauna - Blue Green. More green than blue.
  • Blue Andalusian - White.  And the small end is sort of flattish.
  • Welsumer - Dark brown, almost with a terracotta orange to it.  Sometimes with dark speckles.
  • Silver Laced Wyandotte - Very light brown.  Almost a cream color.
  • Salmon Faverolle - Very light brown.  Almost a cream color.

 

Looking forward to seeing what everyone else's eggs look like! smile.png

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This may help you:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/egg-color-chart-find-out-what-egg-color-your-breed-lays

Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

 

Join us for the Easter Hatch-a-long!

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

 

Join us for the Easter Hatch-a-long!

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post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the great link! :)

 

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Former keeper of hens, life isn't much fun without chickens... but

 

"With God, ALL things are possible."

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Former keeper of hens, life isn't much fun without chickens... but

 

"With God, ALL things are possible."

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I have six Easter Eggers. The girls all look about the same, but I can tell each of their eggs apart. =)

 

We have 5 that are laying, the 6th should start laying any day now.January22nd2012.jpg

I have a husband, two young children, two dogs: Miri and Mara, two EE's: Friendly and Ellie, one Black Australorp: Licorice, one Barred Rock: Cloud, one Red Sexlink: Too Sexy, one Rhode Island Red: Cinnamon
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I have a husband, two young children, two dogs: Miri and Mara, two EE's: Friendly and Ellie, one Black Australorp: Licorice, one Barred Rock: Cloud, one Red Sexlink: Too Sexy, one Rhode Island Red: Cinnamon
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each hen in flock has different colours evryday it goes from creamy white to pink to brown evryday for every hen is different but some hens are consisitenly brown and sometimes i get half speckled eggs and so on 

1 tolerant mother, 2 red sexlinks ,1 isa brown, 1 australorp, 1 light/speckled sussex,one baby minorca mix, one white mystery chick, one maybe production red chick, a confused male pekin duck and one mystery hen which is genetically predisposed to lay double yolkers

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1 tolerant mother, 2 red sexlinks ,1 isa brown, 1 australorp, 1 light/speckled sussex,one baby minorca mix, one white mystery chick, one maybe production red chick, a confused male pekin duck and one mystery hen which is genetically predisposed to lay double yolkers

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post #7 of 17

Wyandottes and Buff Orpingtons

 

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Kate - 1 husband, 2 dogs, 2 daughters, 3 horses, 4 cats, 7 acres and a mess of chickens!
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Kate - 1 husband, 2 dogs, 2 daughters, 3 horses, 4 cats, 7 acres and a mess of chickens!
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Question? With a story: I had 2 black Ameraucana hens wander to my yard last summer. one would eat from my hand the other not at all. The other neighbors dog killed the tame one :( the second one started laying eggs in my hay. I knew they were not fertile so I contacted an egg farmer that had Lavendar Orpington chicken eggs for sale, I bought a dozen. They were light green to a light blue marked LAV. Well after I got her eggs switched out the dog got her too. So I resorted to putting the 12 eggs into an incubator. Two of twelve the eggs hatched, this one lived, she is a Lavendar Orpington. My question, Everything I read it says Orpingtons lay brown to cream. How could my chicks come from blue/light green eggs if that is true?

 

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I have no idea unless there was a cross-breed in there to beef up the breed. In the pick below all the beige/brown eggs are from my orpingtons - the others are from EEs. Used my phone so clarity isn't so great.

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Question? With a story: I had 2 black Ameraucana hens wander to my yard last summer. one would eat from my hand the other not at all. The other neighbors dog killed the tame one :( the second one started laying eggs in my hay. I knew they were not fertile so I contacted an egg farmer that had Lavendar Orpington chicken eggs for sale, I bought a dozen. They were light green to a light blue marked LAV. Well after I got her eggs switched out the dog got her too. So I resorted to putting the 12 eggs into an incubator. Two of twelve the eggs hatched, this one lived, she is a Lavendar Orpington. My question, Everything I read it says Orpingtons lay brown to cream. How could my chicks come from blue/light green eggs if that is true?

 

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They couldn't. You didn't hatch from an Orpington egg.

We have a flock of 170+ right now: Blue Copper Marans, Red Sex Links, Black Sex Links, Easter Eggers, Tetra Tints, white Leghorns, dark Cornish, Buff and Barred Rocks, some barnyard mixes, ISA Brown, Amberlinks, Black Australorps, a Buff Orpington, and a little Buttercup, who's just here for the pretty.
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We have a flock of 170+ right now: Blue Copper Marans, Red Sex Links, Black Sex Links, Easter Eggers, Tetra Tints, white Leghorns, dark Cornish, Buff and Barred Rocks, some barnyard mixes, ISA Brown, Amberlinks, Black Australorps, a Buff Orpington, and a little Buttercup, who's just here for the pretty.
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