Do the average Barred Rocks lay a light or medium colored brown egg?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by MNKris, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. MNKris

    MNKris Songster

    Nov 1, 2007
    I always hear that poor quality Marans lay the same color brown egg as Barred Rocks. Do people use that comparison because Cuckoos kind of look like Barred Rocks, or do most Barred Rocks lay a medium brown and not a light brown egg? I have heard that some RIRs lay a darker medium brown egg, but I always thought Rocks laid the lighter brown. I just ordered some White and Buff Rocks so I wonder what shade of brown their eggs will be...Thoughts??
  2. Pinenot

    Pinenot Songster

    Sep 11, 2007
    My Barred Rocks are a light brown and my RIR where about the same color shade. Your other rocks should be around the same shade.
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    It really varies. My Lexie, early in her cycle, lays a pretty dark brown egg. My other BRs lay a lighter beige.
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Mine vary as well. I have two with a darker brown and the others have a beige-ish colored egg.
  5. chickUP

    chickUP In the Brooder

    May 15, 2007
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    My Barred Rock's eggs are almost pink. I have two RIR' lays light brown large eggs, the other lays medium brown smallish eggs. I think it varies from chicken to chicken. My Australorp lays light brown elongated "bullet shaped" eggs, always with one wrinkled end.

    Go figure!

  6. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Songster

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    My BR's lay a light brown/tan colored egg.

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