Breed of Chicken from eggs?

RebelsHope

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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?
 

NewGuineaChooks

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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.
 

RebelsHope

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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?
 

NewGuineaChooks

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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.
 

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