Changing Egg Color???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickenMama6RIR, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. Looks like it

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  4. No, but I know what she is....

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  1. ChickenMama6RIR

    ChickenMama6RIR Overrun With Chickens

    Hi! I gave a rather "odd" question. I have ten hens. Four if them are laying. My silkie who lays a cream egg, my two Easter Eggers who both lay a green egg but one is a bit more bluish then the other, and a buff orpington (That's what she resembles.... I've done much research on the breed.) And she lays a beautiful brown egg. I have six other hens. They are 15 weeks old. Four Rhode Island Reds and two Leghorns. No one looks ready to lay, so I have counted them out. Why is my BO's egg color changing?
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    This is supposedly laid by the same hen :/ Here is a picture of her.
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  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    The amount of brown pigment can vary from egg to egg. My EE hen sometimes lays a more blue egg (less brown coating) or her egg will be speckled, though normally it is green (ie blue with a uniform brown coating). There can be hiccups in laying, especially when they are young but at any point really.
     
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  3. ChickenMama6RIR

    ChickenMama6RIR Overrun With Chickens

    Thank you! That is possible...
     
  4. ChickenMama6RIR

    ChickenMama6RIR Overrun With Chickens

    Alright.... Here is the Rhode island reds
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    Sorry about the blurry pictures...
     
  5. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, those RIRs are definitely not mature and laying.

    What color are the "Orpington's" legs?
     
  6. ChickenMama6RIR

    ChickenMama6RIR Overrun With Chickens

    Lol I didn't think so, but I was like... Maybe?

    They are a bleached out white color... Kinda
     
  7. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, leg color sounds right. I don't have any so I'm not really familiar with them. The egg color looks right, too, from what I've googled.
     
  8. ChickenMama6RIR

    ChickenMama6RIR Overrun With Chickens

    :) Awesome! Both egg colors?
     
  9. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    It's kind of hard to tell accurately with the indoor lighting but I think so. I think its normal variation like what I was describing.
     
  10. ChickenMama6RIR

    ChickenMama6RIR Overrun With Chickens

    Awesome! Thank you for all of your help :) I don't know what I would do without all of you wonderful people on BYC :D
     
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