1 bird, 4 different shades of egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JennsPeeps, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Gwen has laid 7 eggs to date. Here are 4 of them - note the different colors! Despite the different colors, one thing is for sure: she's consistent on the size. Each one is 45-46 grams.

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  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I wish mine would just lay already. they are on strike!

    HEY WAIT - your birds are laying!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    My bird. The others are still mooching.
     
  4. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one that usually lays an egg that is mottled brown and pink. Sometimes less and sometimes more pink . . .

    I find this really odd but maybe I'm just paying more attention to eggs this year - thanks to BYC . . . [​IMG]

    Steve
     
  5. UrbanChickenMama

    UrbanChickenMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is Gwen a cochin by any chance? My little cochin lays eggs that vary like that, too. So much so that I started to doubt myself on being able to recognize when the sussex had started!
     
  6. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Gwen is a black sex link. She's been laying for a week and you're looking at eggs numbered 4, 5, 6, and 7. [​IMG]

    She's a great bird. I'd get another BSL in a second. She's friendly, quiet, doesn't make a peep when she lays, and isn't nearly as awful to my cats as the RIR is.
     
  7. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I know what you mean. I love my BSL's. We have 18 of them laying right now. And, I've got two BR hens and two RIR roos so I can hatch my own now. They are really good birds.

    By the way, congrats on the eggs!
     
  8. andorraclaim

    andorraclaim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    digitS' :

    I have one that usually lays an egg that is mottled brown and pink. Sometimes less and sometimes more pink . . .

    I find this really odd but maybe I'm just paying more attention to eggs this year - thanks to BYC . . . [​IMG]

    Steve

    One of my Wyandotte mixes does this. I need to catch the culprit. She alternates and sometimes the pinks are almost true. I've noticed the egg white is 'milkier' the more pink the shell is.​
     

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