Chicken laying white egg? She us a plymouth.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SizzleQueen, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. SizzleQueen

    SizzleQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everyone! So one of my Plymouth's laid a white egg, is this common or?

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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    I see a light cream egg, a brown egg and a green egg - no white eggs.
     
  3. spies04

    spies04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ladies lay different shades of brown eggs - sometimes so light it could pass for an off-white. I am not sure if it holds any truth to it but it feels like I see different shades with the changes in the season.

    But I would agree that it is a light brown egg.
     
  4. ChickenLegs13

    ChickenLegs13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my Rhode Island Reds, least she's sposed to be a RIR, lays a white egg. Not off white or light brown but WHITE.
     
  5. SizzleQueen

    SizzleQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will get a better pic in actual light. But no, it is white. Like the ones you buy at the store.
     
  6. SizzleQueen

    SizzleQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes im going to take a better picture cause this is by no means anything but white.. LOL.
     
  7. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Is your hen a Barred Rock?
     
  8. SizzleQueen

    SizzleQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes!
     
  9. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    It certainly has that round on each end Plymouth Rock characteristic but also much of it's Leghorn ancestry (being hatchery stock) shell pigment. When I had hatchery stock the color ranged from pinkish to light brown between the Plymouth Rock hatchery birds.
     
  10. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    California Greys look very similar to barred rocks, but lay white eggs. Does she seem to be just a little smaller than the average Barred Rock?

    She will still be a very good layer since California Greys were created by crossing Barred Rocks with Leghorns.
     

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