Barred Rock Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by KristyAz, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. KristyAz

    KristyAz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a picture of the spotted eggs I get from my Barred Rock, Roxy. I'm not sure if this is typical for Barred Rocks or if she will grow out of this someday (she isn't even a year old yet). But I like them, every one is different. The spots are brown and dark purple mostly.

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  2. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My BR's eggs have been speckly from time to time, but not all the time.
     
  3. wrldlygrrl

    wrldlygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My BR's eggs are pink and not speckly at all!
     
  4. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Those are cool!!!!
     
  5. Lady Bee

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    Very cool!
     
  6. ChickenBrik

    ChickenBrik Out Of The Brooder

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    Curious if you have trying washing those speckled eggs?
    I had a Barred Rock that would lay what I thought was speckled eggs until I washed one with soft scrub of a sponge... the speckles washed off! The eggs were just like the other hens' egss, a light pinkish-brown.
     
  7. Amyh

    Amyh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Black Australorp that lays eggs that look just like that, but maybe a bit darker brown. I LOVE them!! The brown with the purple specks is so pretty! And they don't wash off, they are part of the shell of the eggs, just a little raised on my hen's eggs...
     
  8. KristyAz

    KristyAz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well, yes I can scrape them off with my fingernail. How do you like that? I won't be doing that again, but yes, they are raised and come right off.
     
  9. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    KristyAz,

    I love your eggs. WOW.

    From time-to-time I get speckles but not as prominent as yours. Those are so pretty.

    When I posted about my speckled eggs: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=534962
    you made me fell that it was more 'normal'.

    Mine only have them occasionally though. Like one in every ---- 25 eggs. And here I thought that it would require another (different) breed to get such pretty eggs. Let's hear it for the Barred Rocks. I think you chicken is really nice as well.
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2011
  10. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Quote:From what I hear, the whole coloring of brown eggs can wash off. It is a coating that the hen puts on the egg as the last step of the process. Wash hard enough and the brown will be removed, and the outside of the shell will be the same color as the inside. I think our speckles are pigments that are deposited the very last.

    What amazes me so much is that it is not just brown but also blue and lavender.

    KristyAz... hope your hen doesn't grow out of it! :O)
     

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