barred rock or brahma egg

millerjen

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Good Morning Everyone,
Can anyone direct me to a site or does someone know how to tell a Barred Rock egg from a Brahma? I know the BR is laying but I can't tell if my Brahmas have started. These girls were supposed to start laying in October. They were hatched early March.
Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
 

MysteryChicken

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Barred Rock eggs are usually a light cream to tinted.

Brahma eggs can be tinted with speckles, light brown, cream, dark brown, & plain brown.

My Brahmas, & Heritage Plymouth Barred Rock lay large eggs.
 

millerjen

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Brahma eggs will most likley be smaller, can you post a pic of eggs in question?
I sold them already but I'm sure I'll get another chance to get a picture soon. We have winterized their house with light and heat and insulation. I hope I can keep them laying.
 

millerjen

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Mar 30, 2020
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Barred Rock eggs are usually a light cream to tinted.

Brahma eggs can be tinted with speckles, light brown, cream, dark brown, & plain brown.

My Brahmas, & Heritage Plymouth Barred Rock lay large eggs.
My BR lays a light brown ( I wouldn't say cream ) a little darker than ecru. Her eggs are easy to identify from the comets. I did see speckles on a smaller light brown egg or two this week.
 

aart

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Brahma eggs can be tinted with speckles, light brown, cream, dark brown, & plain brown.
That's what mine laid......sometimes almost pinkish with purpleish speckles.

This might help you determine:
https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/who-is-laying-and-who-is-not-butt-check.73309/

We have winterized their house with light and heat and insulation.
I hope you didn't forget to leave a lot of ventilation.
Insulation is moot with adequate ventilation
Light must be carefully and consistently timed.
How old are they, in weeks?
They may not even need supplemental lighting,
unless you've already started it, then you don't want to stop it.

I doubt they need heat.
Where in this world are you located?
Climate, and time of year, is almost always a factor.
Please add your general geographical location to your profile.
It's easy to do, and then it's always there!
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MysteryChicken

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May 31, 2018
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East, Tawas Michigan
That's what mine laid......sometimes almost pinkish with purpleish speckles.

This might help you determine:
https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/who-is-laying-and-who-is-not-butt-check.73309/

I hope you didn't forget to leave a lot of ventilation.
Insulation is moot with adequate ventilation
Light must be carefully and consistently timed.
How old are they, in weeks?
They may not even need supplemental lighting,
unless you've already started it, then you don't want to stop it.

I doubt they need heat.
Where in this world are you located?
Climate, and time of year, is almost always a factor.
Please add your general geographical location to your profile.
It's easy to do, and then it's always there!
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Mine laid those various shades, & patterns of brown too.
 

millerjen

In the Brooder
Mar 30, 2020
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That's what mine laid......sometimes almost pinkish with purpleish speckles.

This might help you determine:
https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/who-is-laying-and-who-is-not-butt-check.73309/

I hope you didn't forget to leave a lot of ventilation.
Insulation is moot with adequate ventilation
Light must be carefully and consistently timed.
How old are they, in weeks?
They may not even need supplemental lighting,
unless you've already started it, then you don't want to stop it.

I doubt they need heat.
Where in this world are you located?
Climate, and time of year, is almost always a factor.
Please add your general geographical location to your profile.
It's easy to do, and then it's always there!
View attachment 2424792
We live in middle tennessee and the temps tend to get below freezing at night. and the windchill can be brutal out in the sticks. They have a fenced yard that they can go to anytime. The hens in question are about 9 months old.
 

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