black sex links how dark of a brown are there eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by blueseal, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. blueseal

    blueseal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have 2 black sex links around 18 weeks old. today i got a real dark brown egg in the nestbox and never gotten any like that from my other birds . so was wondering if it was from one of the sexlinks. one of the sexlinks has devolped more of a comb and wattles than the other.
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    They can vary, honestly. I've seen some sex links lay very pale eggs, and some lay a decent dark brown egg.

    If someone is wondering if they're actually Black Copper Marans (dark egg layers with similar coloring) - the chances are very slim [​IMG]
     
  3. blueseal

    blueseal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:no there not that dark as the marrans.
     
  4. donnavee

    donnavee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can always tell my black sexlinks' eggs because they are consistently darker than my other layers. However, they don't qualify as "chocolate" colored - but still decently dark.
     
  5. ND

    ND Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd guess the shades can vary a lot.

    My black sex link that just started laying lays a very pale, cream colored egg.
     
  6. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    alot depends on the parents. They can go from light brown to very dark.
     

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