Are all turkey eggs speckled?

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

  1. Baybrio

    Baybrio Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2008
    Poplar Grove, IL
    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

    Feb 8, 2009
    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

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    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

    Apr 13, 2008
    Bowdon, GA
    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

    May 22, 2010
    Spring Lake NC
    Some are not
  6. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    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

    Mar 12, 2009
    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

    Nov 18, 2010
    tioga tx
  9. AllensBackyardBarnyard

    AllensBackyardBarnyard Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 15, 2017
    7DAE0F35-7430-4543-BA48-56FF565DA097.jpeg 14686B0B-DD82-4313-952D-FEED83708E6A.jpeg I could use opinions on this same subject. We are getting these large eggs (on the left), and they sound like a turkey egg shell, and look like a turkey egg, though there is no spotting.
    I sacrificed on of our precious turkey eggs (we have one hen laying consistently for us, every other day), and cracked it, a large chicken egg, and the unknown egg. The turkey egg is definitely thicker shelled, and it’s lighter in color than the other two.
    What do y’all think? Is it possible that our youngest hen is beginning to lay, or do we have an extra large egg layer amongst our 38 chicken hens?
  10. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 10, 2013
    I'd open it. My guess is a double yolk chicken egg.

    My only turkeys that don't lay a speckled egg are my bourbon reds.

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