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Egg color

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Driftwood Coop, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. Driftwood Coop

    Driftwood Coop Out Of The Brooder

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    I've got 5 different varieties of chickens, and one (or more) is laying a very light brown egg. I suspect it's a wyandotte. Anyone know if wyandotte eggs are that color?
     
  2. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    What kinds of other chickens do you have?
     
  3. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
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    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

  5. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

  6. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    double post.
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2009
  7. Driftwood Coop

    Driftwood Coop Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! Great info. I'm thinking the only way to know is to catch her "in the act!"
    The other breeds are Polish, light brown leghorn, Rhode Island red and Barred Rock.
     
  8. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    My RIR since it has been cold and the end of her laying cycle lays a soft brown egg.
     
  9. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    My wyandotte lays a lighter brown egg than the two BR's and the australorp. Sometimes she even paints hers with speckles. They're lovely!
     
  10. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    I have all brown egg layers 65 in all, and I get all sorts of shades of brown, light, dark, really pale biege, some have neat little speckled spots. I think this is normal and just part of having non comercial laying hens, I think it is cool and my customers are tickled to death to see this.

    AL
     

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