Dark eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sylverfly, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. Sylverfly

    Sylverfly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just wondering if there’s a reason why some chickens lay darker eggs then others. I feel like my red sexlinks and Rhode Island reds lay very dark eggs. Is it all about the individual hen or is it what they eat, food/minerals. Just something I was curious about.

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  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    My grandma used to tell me brown cows give chocolate milk...

    It is just a genetic thing, and the colors will change with age, diet, time of year. When I say "change" I mean vary in shade or intensity of hue.
     
  3. Sylverfly

    Sylverfly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    makes sense. Thanks:)
     
  4. Renee'

    Renee' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, it's the two back udders that produce chocolate milk! The two front udders produce regular milk. [​IMG]
     
  5. staceyl

    staceyl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know, but I'm jealous of those pretty, dark brown eggs.
     
  6. catfish/okie

    catfish/okie Chillin' With My Peeps

    With hens like that who needs a welsummer or a maran (just kidding). You are very lucky my NHRs lays faily dark eggs but not like those!
     
  7. Sylverfly

    Sylverfly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks, I'm very proud of my girls for laying such pretty eggs
     
  8. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

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    Renee' :

    No, it's the two back udders that produce chocolate milk! The two front udders produce regular milk. [​IMG]

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  9. animal_lover03

    animal_lover03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very pretty eggs.[​IMG]
     

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