Egg color....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by NewHopePoultry, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    I've read on one of the websites that if you look at their earlobe that the color of it will tell you what color eggs they produce, is this true?
     
  2. All my hens are roosters

    All my hens are roosters Out Of The Brooder

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    I'll have to heck that out. I get rainbow eggs.
     
  3. RubberChickenLubber

    RubberChickenLubber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How do you heck it out? [​IMG] That looks like a typo I'd make.

    Red earlobe= brown eggs
    White earlobe= white eggs

    not sure what ee's and araucana's have
     
  4. mangled

    mangled Chillin' With My Peeps

    I believe if they have red earlobes, they will lay brown, or tinted eggs, and white earlobes, they lay white eggs. My girls all have red earlobes, and lay from light to very dark brown, including the EE hen, which lays nice blue-green eggs.

    Em
     
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  5. Kaneke

    Kaneke Chillin' With My Peeps

    not entirely true --- my White Rock, with white earlobes, lays tan to light-brown eggs ... but by and large it's so
     
  6. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Not true, but it does happen that most of the (american)STANDARD breeds do happen to fall along red= brown white=white. Not sure why this is so, but it is perfectly possible to have white eggers with red lobes and vice versa.. actually there are few such breeds. Don't remember them right off..
     
  7. Churkenduse

    Churkenduse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Red earlobe= brown eggs
    White earlobe= white eggs

    Remember this is generality but not written in stone.
    My girls, and I have two, have beautiful white earlobes, lay brown eggs.
    Drove me crazy trying to figure who was laying what until I caught her. Turns out she ismy best layer, go figure.


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  8. mangled

    mangled Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, neat. I learn so much from this site. All my girls are brown egg layers, with the exception of the EE, so there's not a white lobe in the bunch.

    Em
     
  9. hencackle

    hencackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It doesn't hold true for Penedesencas (white earlobes, dark brown eggs), but it is a good generalization for many breeds.
     

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