Barred rock hens eggs.

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  1. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted

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    My barred rock hens eggs are very light. I thought they were supposed to be darker brown. Does anyone else have barred rocks that lay as light eggs as mine?
     
  2. 0wen

    0wen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's difficult to measure color in photos, but my barred rock (horstman bantams, duckworth LF) eggs are on the lighter end of brown for the most part.
     
  3. Leah567

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    Okay, Thank you!
     
  4. Ljc01

    Ljc01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My BR also lay a light brown egg.
     
  5. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    If a breeder breeds for a specific egg shell shade, the eggs of that flock will be pretty close to that shade. If a breeder does not specifically breed for that trait the actual egg shall shade of brown can be all over the board.

    Certain breeds should lay certain shades of eggs according to the SOP (Standard of Perfection). A lot of breeders don’t pay much attention to that.
     
  6. Leah567

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    I got her from a breeder who breeds different chickens.
     
  7. Ridgerunner

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    Then you might contact the breeder and see if that is one of the traits they breed for.
     
  8. Leah567

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    Yes, thank you!! I will.
     

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