barred rock eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ninabl, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. ninabl

    ninabl Chirping

    Nov 3, 2010
    franklin ky
    do these eggs all look the right color to be barred rock eggs? i wish i had a stor bought white one to put next to them to show the color. some of the eggs just look to white to me. the chickens were supose to be hatched from mc murry hatchary. they were about 5 months old when i got them. just wondering if i had a br cross or somthing else in my flock. thanks

  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    Nope, they don't look white. All shades of browns-your siggy line says you have 7 BR hens. Not all birds, even though they are the same breed, will lay the same shade of brown...none of mine do and they are not hatchery either...they look yummy too!
  3. AlienChick

    AlienChick Songster

    Apr 9, 2010
    Glasgow, KY
    They look fine to me.

    My BR's lay brown eggs, and sometimes I'll get one of those lighter "tan-ish" colored eggs.

  4. duckinnut

    duckinnut Songster

    Jul 18, 2010
    Marshfield, Ma.
    My 4 BRs lay like the lighter ones in your box. But the color will vary,mine go from lightishpinky white to light tan.
  5. Tiss

    Tiss Songster

    May 8, 2010
    I agree. They look like my BR eggs.
  6. Alethea

    Alethea Songster

    May 23, 2011
    Yes, I am told barred rock eggs are pink to light brown. You've got a nice variety. I can't tell you this from experience. Our barred rocks are twenty weeks old, close to laying, but haven't laid. I leave the country in four days and am counting down. Bok.
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    You see this flat of eggs? Every one is a Barred Rock egg. The light ones all belonged to a friend's McMurray BR hens. The dark one in the middle belonged to my Lexie, a BR from Ideal. She laid a darker egg than any of my other BRs.


    This is also a BR egg from a daughter of one of the Ideal hens I had, so they do vary, but all are considered brown eggs:

  8. luvinmychickens

    luvinmychickens Songster

    Jun 15, 2011
    Quote:Yeppers! My GB/GSL lays dark brown speckled eggs all the time (shes about 5 months), and my other GSL lays a lighter shade and no speckles (shes the same age). They will most likely lay a different shade.. Thats how I know who laid what egg! [​IMG]
  9. ninabl

    ninabl Chirping

    Nov 3, 2010
    franklin ky
    thanks for all the reply and pics. i learned alot. thanks

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