Buckeye egg color

92caddy

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12 Years
May 18, 2007
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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..........
 

Ryu

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Jan 6, 2009
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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.

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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.
 

92caddy

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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................
 

Ryu

Songster
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Jan 6, 2009
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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.
 

92caddy

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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..................
 

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