Are these eggs from the same chicken?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by KNelly, Dec 2, 2014.

  1. KNelly

    KNelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My leghorn laid a white egg the day before yesterday and today I got a second egg that looks very light pink. Could her second egg be slightly tinted or do I have a second chicken laying? I have 3 EES that should be laying any day now.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    purebred leghorns will always lay a white egg

    EEs can be a cross of anything so could lay other colors
     
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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Sounds as if another hen is also laying
     
  4. KNelly

    KNelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's the picture of the two. It was also in a different nesting box. Not sure if that makes a difference when they first start laying.


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  5. KNelly

    KNelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When they are in the light you almost can't tell them apart, but in different lighting you can see the slight difference in color. That's why I am confused.
     
  6. ChickenCanoe

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    Well, if they're hard to tell apart, they could be from the leghorn.
     
  7. krista74

    krista74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can see the different tint, but I suspect that they are from the same bird. They are of such similar shape and size. I could be wrong, but I think they are both from your leghorn. My birds all lay various shades of brown but even then, from day to day the colour can vary a little for each bird. I never come in with an identical basket of eggs from day to day.

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