A question of egg color

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Rachel'sFlock, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. Rachel'sFlock

    Rachel'sFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Can anyone tell me if there is a difference in the color of eggs laid by Black Australorps and those laid by a Lavender Orp?
    I have BAs both hen and roo, and am thinking of getting some lavs. The color is so beautiful!
    But I am wondering if I will know whose eggs are whose when it comes to picking hatching eggs for the future. I don't want to cross the two.
    Is there a marked difference in color?
    Thanks in advance, for any info.
     
  2. TaylorHobbyFarms

    TaylorHobbyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We do not raise them now, but if I remember correctly, the Lavender Orpington eggs are a slightly lighter brown color than the Australorpe eggs. Also, Orpington eggs are longer looking.
     
  3. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    the eggs of the orpington are a pinkish tan. austrolorps lay a darker brown
     
  4. Rachel'sFlock

    Rachel'sFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you, THF and S&P!
    I was hoping somebody would chime in and let me know what they knew!
     
  5. TaylorHobbyFarms

    TaylorHobbyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're welcome. [​IMG]
     
  6. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    you're welcome =)
     

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