Buckeye egg color

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by 92caddy, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
    Portland, IN
    How dark is a buckeye egg? I was at an auction the other day and they had some fertile hatching buckeye eggs there, they were real light tan, I was thinking they would have been alot darker then these eggs were, but I had no idea, so I thought I would ask here. I didnt stay long enough to see what they went for, sorry. I had forgot about them to be honest, or I would have stay longer. The sale was in DeGraff OH at Jackson Livestock Auction L.L.C..........
     
  2. Ryu

    Ryu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The frist Buckeyes we purchased lay big medium dark speckled eggs--very pretty. The next bunch of Buckeyes we bought lay a light cream brown egg, and we aren't happy with the shape or shell quality.

    [​IMG] I'm not sure what's 'correct'.

    We prefer the medium dark speckled egg, so we are selecting that along with everything else. Our F1 has a darker egg with a better shell--no speckles yet.
     
  3. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
    Portland, IN
    Thanks, these eggs were a real light cream color, I just thought that they should or would lay a darker egg, but I really had no clue................
     
  4. Ryu

    Ryu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I raise standard Cornish too, and I have to say looking at the heads of our second batch and the egg--it screams Cornish.

    The first batch of Buckeyes we did an out cross with a straight comb roo. A couple of the chicks had straight combs instead of pea combs--so we know those aren't pure either. I suspect Wellsummer.

    Who knows. We are trying to clean up what we've got. They really are beautiful birds, and I just love how hard working the hens are out in the pastures.
     
  5. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
    Portland, IN
    Thanks, good luck to you and to your birds..............
     
  6. corancher

    corancher Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. ntiveheart

    ntiveheart Chillin' With My Peeps

    yup! my buckeye eggs are very similar to coranchers. a nice big tan to light bown egg........and lots of 'em!
     
  8. Ryu

    Ryu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our F1 generation birds lay an egg like what is pictured.
     
  9. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
    Portland, IN
    The eggs I saw were alot lighter then the ones in the pic. I was expecting a darker egg from such a drak bird. Thanks everyone for the info and help..................
     
  10. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    These eggs I received from BUCKEYE DAVE for the FFA hatch. They are all BUCKEYES!!!

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