can u tell egg color by the chicken?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Littlecimarron18, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. Littlecimarron18

    Littlecimarron18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so i read this thing that says if a chicken has white, green or blue ears it will lay white eggs, but if they are red or brown they will lay brown eggs.
    so far this is true for my chickens(but only 2 breeds have begun laying)
    what do u all think about this?
     
  2. Chickemee

    Chickemee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've read the same thing somewhere but I'm not sure because mine haven't started laying yet.
     
  3. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
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    This is true about white ear lobes=white eggs, and red or brown ear lobes=brown eggs. I don know about green and blue egg layers tho.
     
  4. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
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    White earlobed chickens lay white eggs, and other colored earlobes lay other colors of eggs.

    There are exceptions though.
     
  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Just for giggles: My Leghorn lays a pink tinted egg and my Light Brahma laid a baby yellow egg. My Silkie/Cochin mix lays a tan egg.
    Leghorns are supposed to lay white.
    Brahmas are supposed to lay brown.
    But I guess they never read the rulebook. [​IMG]

    White Earlobes=white eggs
    Brown Earlobes=brown eggs
    Easter Eggers=all bets are off
     
  6. Littlecimarron18

    Littlecimarron18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks guys. = )
     

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