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Can a speckled sussex lay a white egg?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by zoomia, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. zoomia

    zoomia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    (Sorry if this is in the wrong area.)

    So that's the million dollar question. 'Cause if the answer is no, then my easter egger roo is a girl.
     
  2. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

    Feb 12, 2009
    NE Kansas
    I think they can be tinted, so maybe it just appears white? But everything I've read indicates that the SS's lay tinted to light brown eggs.
     
  3. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    I would say if it's a creamy white then yes... if it's stark white like a grocery store egg then I don't know.
     
  4. zoomia

    zoomia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Grocery store egg to the left
    Mystery egg to the right

    [​IMG]

    It's WHITE!
     
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  5. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

    Feb 12, 2009
    NE Kansas
    I'd have to vote that it's not from the SS.
     
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    One of my SS lays an almost white egg. COmpared to the others it looks white, but I don't have any white eggs to compare it to.
     
  7. zoomia

    zoomia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very strange, huh? The thing is, if it's NOT from the SS, it's from this EE who really looks like a boy (about 5 months):

    [​IMG]
     
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  8. JoAnn_WI_4-H_Mom

    JoAnn_WI_4-H_Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you incubate a rooster egg under a toad, you'll get a basilisk [​IMG]
     
  9. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    I'd go with the SS then... b/c that def. looks like a rooster to me.
     
  10. zoomia

    zoomia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, maybe she's just laying really really pale eggs. It's an odd one for sure. thanks for all the feedback!

    BTW, I love Harry Potter too!
     

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