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Differences between Welsummer and Black Sexlink Eggs?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by commosmart1, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. commosmart1

    commosmart1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have welsummers and black sexlinks together and I have a hard time telling their eggs apart because sometime my welsummers lay real dark speckled eggs but sometime they lay light brown eggs. How can I tell the difference between the welsummer and black sexlink eggs?
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    I guess if your Welsummers vary that much, it is up to you. . . Normally a good quality Welsummer egg should never be mistaken for a normal brown egg though, but I'm sure hatchery stock differs.

    Try and track your girls' egg laying and find out yourself if there are any certain traits to look out for. [​IMG]
     
  3. commosmart1

    commosmart1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I will take some pics tommorow. How do I add pictures to my post?
     
  4. typnslow

    typnslow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont have my chicks yet, but I read the other day you can put a spot of food grade food coloring on their vent. The little colored dot on the egg tells on the hen.

    Good luck.

    Happy Hunting.

    I wish I had eggs, already!
     
  5. commosmart1

    commosmart1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thanks for the idea. What kind of chickens are you looking at gettin
     
  6. BlackBart

    BlackBart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welsumer egg color is put on after the egg is formed, sort of like a wash, so it will scrape off.
    Sexlink egg color is part of the egg itself and it doesn't scrape off.
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Ditto, but if your black sex links were created using a wellie male, it may be a bit more difficult.


    Here's my welsummer eggs in the center, if it helps you figure it out.
    [​IMG]
     
  8. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    See all the beautiful Welsummer eggs in the link: http://wcna.webs.com/eggcolorspatterns.htm

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    do agree with the scratch or rub test, the color would come off.

    Also there is a reddish tint to it like a terra cotta pot, some can get orange-er than others while it gets some sort of reddish orange in color. You can tell it apart with brown eggs.
     
  9. commosmart1

    commosmart1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is she an australorp or a black sexlink?

    [​IMG]
     
  10. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Looks more like an Australorp than Sex Links which the links have the brown in their chest area.
     

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