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Egg color for BO's

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by doublebow, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. doublebow

    doublebow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Several years ago I got my first laying hens and had two BO in the group. I watched them all closely and learned what each hens' eggs looked like. The BO's I had then laid large pinkish brown glossy eggs. I bought 5 BO hens last fall and these lay a matte light pinkish beige egg. Which is normally characteristic of this breed? The first batch of hens came from the feed store and the second batch came from a breeder.
     
  2. Ga Chicken Mom

    Ga Chicken Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My BOs came from Ideal through a feed store and lay a light beige, matte egg. The eggs are not as big as the RIRs' but bigger than the Wyandottes'.
     
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  3. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My BO's are just starting to lay and I seem to have some variation of color between them but they are new layers and that may stabilize later.
     
  4. doublebow

    doublebow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm. Interesting.
    The ones that laid the the glossy eggs had the biggest eggs out of all the breeds I had at the time. RIR, Black rocks and Barred Rock. But these I have now have eggs smaller than the cuckoo marans and dominiques. I hoped these new ones would lay the same kind.
     

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