Different colored eggs

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Buster, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I'd like to have a colorful egg basket. I'm planning on getting some Ameraucanas and Marans in the spring. Does anyone have any other suggestions for different colors?
     
  2. horsewishr

    horsewishr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have Speckled Sussex already?? What color are they laying?

    Edited to add:
    My Australorp lays a "brown" egg, but it has an almost purple tint to it. I can always tell hers from the other girls. If I look hard enough [​IMG]
     
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  3. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I'm not sure what color the speckled sussex are laying. I'm not sure if they have yet. I got these hens from a friend 2 days ago and although the eggs are close to the same size, the lighter ones are a little smaller and the darker ones are a little larger, but I don't know if they're from the PR, NHR, or the SS. I am planning on Australorps in the spring as well so it's good to know their eggs are a different tint as well. My wife wants some White leghorns too because she likes her x-large eggs.

    What color do the Speckled Sussex usually lay?
     
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  4. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    Try Welsumers too. They lay very dark brown eggs.
     
  5. horsewishr

    horsewishr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well, according to Henderson's breed chart, they're creamy white. But I've heard some people say theirs lay a brown egg.
     
  6. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I'm fairly sure that the SS are laying brown. I have 4 of them out of 10 hens and got 7 eggs in 24 hours and all 7 were brown. The EE hasn't dropped one yet so it's really 4 out of 9.
    Thanks for the tip on Welsummers, I'll have to look them up as well.

    I just looked up Welsummers and I like the looks of their eggs, the chickens don't look bad either. I'll look some more into them.
     
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  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I've got welsummers as well as marans, and they lay more consistantly than my marans. I like the marans temprement better tho.....sometimes my welsummers have been a little more flighty when they're younger.
     
  8. Crunchie

    Crunchie Brook Valley Farm

    Mar 1, 2007
    Maryland
    My speckled sussex (before she ran away with a fox) laid what I'd call a"tinted" egg--not white, but not brown--just a little color. Almost looked a liitle pink-ish to me. Would look very nice next to dark brown and blue-green!
     

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