Bantam egg color question?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jwatts, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. jwatts

    jwatts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, i own 3 bantams and just recieved my first egg. I have 2 Mille Fleur's and one golden sebright, my egg is white. My question is does anyone know where the white egg came from? I seen it as soon as i got home from work but don;t know what chicken had it.thank you
     
  2. KristenR

    KristenR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hard to say - bantam egg color is not as set-in-stone as some of the larger fowl. Seems like a lot of bantams lay off-white or close to white eggs, including seabrights and some strains of Mille Fleur d'Uccles. Usually the d'Uccles lay a more pink-ish shade though. I think the egg color of my last seabright hen I had (15 or so years ago) laid a white egg. You could always go palpate your girls and see who has the fullest abdomen and the reddest comb. If they are young and just maturing it may be a hint as to who your first layer is.

    Kristen Ramsdell
     
  3. jwatts

    jwatts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you,i didn't know bantams laid pretty much all kinda white eggs. Thanks for the info
     
  4. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    I have silkies (true bantams), porcelain Belgian d'uccles, and have hatched out sebrights from Linda's (gryeyes) flock. All lay white to creamy/off-white eggs. The only ones we have that don't lay white are the bantam EEs.

    Of note, my isabel silkie did hatch from a slightly tan/pinkish silkie egg, but even that was mostly white.
     
  5. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    From my bantam Cochins I get white eggs and tan eggs. Some are a darker tan than others even within the same variety.
     

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