Egg color Question!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by secuono, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. secuono

    secuono Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Virginia
    I hope this is the right place to ask.
    But I found a site that tells you what color eggs a breed lays. Well, I need more experienced answers, plus, they seem a little weird with how they say the colors.

    Here are my breeds, next to them is the 'color' the site says. Some don't have a color because I have no idea. Please tell me what the 'color' means or what color they lay.

    Cochin, tinted or yellowy brown.
    Welsummer, dark brown.
    Silkie, light tint.
    Dutch, ?
    Japanese, white to light cream.
    Brahma, brown.


    Note, just found out my Wels are prolly mixed, Wels with buff Orpington.
     
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  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote: lay brown colored eggs


    the colors will lighten over time as the hens lay though so you may start off with a VERY deep brown colored egg but during laying season it will fade some-thats with all eggs
     
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  3. secuono

    secuono Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Virginia
    Weird, why does it fade? Does it's darkness come back the next laying year and start fading again?

    Sorry, I did know the Japs lay a white to cream egg, mine had those colors. Two hens are supposed to be mixes, d-uccle I think, so no idea if that effects the color.
     
  4. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:Not 100% sure on the reasoning except I believe the original color returns after they moult. then starts to fde some again as they continue laying
     
  5. Rathbone

    Rathbone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And just to stick my oar in...my silkies lay a soft cream colored egg. After setting and hatching a clutch they go back to laying and the eggs are a deeper color - and very pinkish. Slowly it goes back to soft cream as the laying cycle continues.
     

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