Egg color speckled

chickiemama27

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Suggestions on what kind of hen might have layed this egg? I’ve looked up the potential breeds and can’t figure it out bc I don’t have those breeds. I have....

lavender orpingtons
Buff orp
Black australorp
Ancona
Light brahma
Golden laced wyandotte
Barred rock
Partridge rock

Thoughts??? Could it be the lavender orpington?
 

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R2elk

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Suggestions on what kind of hen might have layed this egg? I’ve looked up the potential breeds and can’t figure it out bc I don’t have those breeds. I have....

lavender orpingtons
Buff orp
Black australorp
Ancona
Light brahma
Golden laced wyandotte
Barred rock
Partridge rock

Thoughts??? Could it be the lavender orpington?
Looks like calcium spots which means it could have come from any of your brown egg layers.
 

NatJ

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Anything except the Ancona (who should lay white eggs.)

Some chickens always lay eggs with spots, some never do, and some do it occasionally just to mess with us :)

The ones that always lay spotted eggs seem to slightly vary the amount of spots from one day to another, too.
 

aart

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Thoughts??? Could it be the lavender orpington?
You'll have to catch her in the act to be sure.

'Speckled' eggs can happen for several different reasons...very few, if any, of which are a 'problem'.
Can be caused by:
Excess or uneven pigment coating.
Excess or uneven cuticle(bloom).
Excess calcium deposits.
Porous eggs can appear speckled.
Some birds lay them consistently, some only once in awhile.
The pigment or bloom can change appearance when wet, then change back when dry again.

As long as bird is getting a good diet and is healthy in every other way, it is no cause for concern.
 

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