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Egg color different than what I expected?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by lsnyder6, Dec 6, 2015.

  1. lsnyder6

    lsnyder6 Out Of The Brooder

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    My Speckled Sussex have been laying for 10 months now. The three girls average just under 2 eggs per day here in Arizona. It is pretty predictable...small-medium to large brown eggs. My darkest hen (Hazel) lays the darkest eggs, and the lightest (Sunny) lays the lightest. My big hen, Big Girl, lays the biggest! Today my son went out to get the eggs (two today) and had a surprise...a white egg! Why did we get an unexpected color? Who else has got an egg color they weren't "egg"-specting??!!![​IMG]
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  2. ViolinPlayer123

    ViolinPlayer123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Post a pic of the chicken!
     
  3. lsnyder6

    lsnyder6 Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know which of my three girls laid the egg, but she was one of the three in the first photo...a Speckled Sussex. I have only had brown eggs until today.
     
  4. ViolinPlayer123

    ViolinPlayer123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one on the right laid it as it has white earlobes.
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on ViolinPlayer123's post. Hens with white earlobes typically lay white eggs. Hens with red earlobes typically lay brown eggs.
     

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