Color of Eggshells- From Red and Black Sex linked Hens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nancypo, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. nancypo

    nancypo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone know what color the eggshells would be from my red and black sex linked hens? I got my first egg today!!! Trying to id the mom
     
  2. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    They are brown eggers, but anywhere in the range of brown shades is possible.

    Matt
     
  3. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I think they are both brown egg layers.
     
  4. chicknduck

    chicknduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yes my red sexlink lay brown eggs some darker then others depending on the size they lay.
     
  5. nancypo

    nancypo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, sounds like all 3 (one's a RIR) will all have browns. It was delish! Very orange yolk like I've never seen!!!
     
  6. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    have both breeds and both are brown egg layers--although the actual color varies from tan to dark brown from individual to individual. Nothing like a bright orange yolk that stands up high in the frying pan. Always seems a shame of over easy them.
     
  7. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine mostly lay cream/pinkish tan eggs, but I've got one who lays an almost terra-cotta colored egg.
     
  8. Mtn Cur

    Mtn Cur Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm with Ariel301 - some of mine lay medium brown, light brown, and every once in a while I get a pink one.
     
  9. jason736

    jason736 Out Of The Brooder

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    My red sexlinks[​IMG]
     
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  10. nancypo

    nancypo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wonder if the color varies with diet?
     

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