Egg color to chicken

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BroodyMama1, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. BroodyMama1

    BroodyMama1 Chirping

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    Hi everyone. I’m new here and about a year experience with my backyard flock. I’ve been trying since they started laying to place which egg with which bird. I have 8 different breeds. I for sure know some and have guesses for others. If you guys could post me some pictures of the egg and what chicken it came from that could help me out a lot. Thank you in advance!
    Buff Orpington
    Black australorp
    Bared Plymouth Rock
    Golden comet
    Speckled Sussex
    Welsummer
     

  2. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing

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    The Welsummer likely lays the darkest egg. All the others lay brown so it will be tough to tell. Best way is to put a little food coloring in the vent. Then you can tell which bird it came from.
     
  3. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Reading. Must read more. Premium Member Project Manager

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  4. BroodyMama1

    BroodyMama1 Chirping

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    So I know for sure (top to bottom)
    White leghorn
    Easter Egger
    Then I think
    Golden Comet
    Black australorp
    Then I have no clue
    This one always has white speckles
    This one is like red with dark brown freckles all over
     

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  5. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Free Ranging

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    I learn something new on BYC every day. Mine all lay different coloured eggs but never would have thought of that!
     
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    geina Chirping

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    Great advice on how he food coloring. Now don't the maran lay the darkest eggs? I have two black hens who lay very dark eggs I always thought they came from maron line. I just bought six maron pullets it'll be July or so before they lay, now very excited to see there eggs.
     
  7. Kusanar

    Kusanar Crowing

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    They do, but out of the breeds that the OP has, the Welsummer is the one that will lay the darkest egg.
     
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  8. geina

    geina Chirping

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    Maybe what I have bought young after a science project. Boy said they are just farm chickens. Lol
     
  9. BroodyMama1

    BroodyMama1 Chirping

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    Maybe it’s my Welsummer that lays the brown freckled one. The one I think is my Orpingtons is because when they first started laying she was the one I caught in there after. I’ve never seen my Welsummer in the box.
     
  10. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Reading. Must read more. Premium Member Project Manager

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    The two darkest ones here are from the Welsummers.
     

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