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A question of egg color

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

  1. 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 Songster

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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. the eggs of the orpington are a pinkish tan. austrolorps lay a darker brown
     
  4. Thank you, THF and S&P!
    I was hoping somebody would chime in and let me know what they knew!
     
  5. TaylorHobbyFarms

    TaylorHobbyFarms Songster

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    You're welcome. [​IMG]
     
  6. you're welcome =)
     

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