Are all turkey eggs speckled?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Baybrio, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. Baybrio

    Baybrio Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went to a rare breeds show at Garfield Farm Museum which is close to Chicago. I brought my Dutch Hookbill ducks, but I also brought duck, chicken and turkey eggs so people could see the difference. I'm new to turkeys and only have two hens, both Narragansett. They lay lovely tan eggs with darker brown speckles. I was asked many times if all turkeys lay speckled eggs and had to admit I had no idea!

    So, in order to appear less ignorant next year, do all turkey eggs have speckles?

    By the way, this was a really fun show, it was not judged, it was just to allow the public to see all types of rare breed livestock. People that brought their animals could sell or just exhibit. I probably talked to 150 or more folks. Some who own livestock and some who don't. Lots of very well behaved kids.
     
  2. Pampered Hen

    Pampered Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like a very intersting show you attended. As far as I can tell all turkey eggs are speckled.
     
  3. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have several breeds and they are all speckelled. Some are more speckelled than others but still specks. Maybe somebody has some that are not.
     
  4. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    My white hollands are smooth white. No speckleds....My others - Jersey buff, Bourbon Red, Black tip bronze all are speckled!
     
  5. BAMACK2

    BAMACK2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some are not
     
  6. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And, just to make things confusing, every once in a while, about once in 2 weeks, one of my 4 royal palm x calico sweetgrass mutt turkeys lays a non-speckled egg. Must be the day that the quality control person is off in the old reproductive assembly line, or at least sleeping on the job. I realize its a defect and not a normal egg, but it does happen. Same thing happens with my quail every once in a while, too.

    And, my Isa Brown hens lay an egg that is just as speckled as a normal turkey egg every once in a while.

    Just to keep things interesting, I guess.
     
  7. Randy

    Randy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All of ours are except late in the laying season we start getting a lot of plain ones. I guess they run out of ink.[​IMG]
     
  8. jasonm11

    jasonm11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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