Breed of Chicken from eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by RebelsHope, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. RebelsHope

    RebelsHope Chillin' With My Peeps

    291
    5
    141
    Jul 27, 2007
    wisconsin
    Can you tell what breed of chicken you have from the egg? I know that a blue egg is definitely going to be a EE, but if i collect a bunch of brown egg from different brown egg layers when I get them in the house is there a way to tell them apart?. I have noticed some differences between them, but are they due just to individual chickens or due their breed?
     
  2. NewGuineaChooks

    NewGuineaChooks Chillin' With My Peeps

    336
    5
    141
    Aug 24, 2007
    San Antonio, Texas
    I'm afraid you can't tell for sure. Occasionally you can learn what a particular hen's eggs look like, but you can also get different breeds with identical looking eggs.
     
  3. RebelsHope

    RebelsHope Chillin' With My Peeps

    291
    5
    141
    Jul 27, 2007
    wisconsin
    Thanks that is kind of what I thought, but on some threads it sounded like people were inferring that they could. It might just be what you said they just new their hen's egg. Newbie question I know, but ya never know unless you ask right?
     
  4. NewGuineaChooks

    NewGuineaChooks Chillin' With My Peeps

    336
    5
    141
    Aug 24, 2007
    San Antonio, Texas
    Yep! It's always worth asking....

    Now, if you had 1 each of, say.... a Leghorn, and EE, a Marans, and a Barred Rock, you could tell. Because their eggs would be, in order: white, blue/green, dark brown, regular brown.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by