egg color question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by beverlyl, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. beverlyl

    beverlyl In the Brooder

    Aug 28, 2009
    Morristown Arizona
    I have what I think are 10 Barred rock hens. I bought 8 of them from the pet store as barred rock and was given 2. My question is why do some of them lay very light brown/tan eggs and others lay a dark brown egg? is that normal? could they be crosses or .......? [​IMG]
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I have LF brahmas. My girls lay everything from a dark brown egg, to a pink, to an off white. The eggs seem to get lighter as they get towards the end of a cycle and then they start all over again as dark brown.
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    What color legs do they have? If some are laying darker brown eggs they may be cuckoo Marans. Marans have white legs and messier barring while Barred Rocks have yellow legs and neater barring.

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