Egg colors and Roosters

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by the1honeycomb, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. the1honeycomb

    the1honeycomb Songster

    Apr 23, 2010
    Yadkinville NC-3yrs
    Is there any correlation between the type of Rooster and the color of the eggs??? I have many eggs that have started being speckled!!! I have primarily EEs with a a few RIR and I just got a small flock of Black Copper Marans! I have 3 Roosters with them, a BCM, a Cochin, and an EE I have lovely blue eggs but they are now speckled![​IMG]

    I plan on seperating the flocks in the spring but now it is too cold to build anything! [​IMG] and I have 2 banties brooding!so no big changes.

    Loving life on the farm! thanks for your opinions

  2. suzeqf

    suzeqf Songster

    Mar 17, 2011
    To be honest I'm not sure, All my girls lay brown eggs except for my banties and they lay white or off white and I have several different breeds of roo's 2 Ameracana's and 2 Rumpless but no one is producing speckled eggs.
  3. Chicks & Chickens

    Chicks & Chickens Chirping

    Nov 13, 2011
    Hmm.... The Easter Egger Eggs are the newly speckled ones? I think researching about EE eggs is a good idea to see if they should be that way. My concern is that rotten Eggs have a speckled coating around them when they are terribly infected. Have you been taking proper care of them? I think you should find an article on the rotten Egg coating and see if that's the case. I hope otherwise, though :) Good luck!
  4. debs_flock

    debs_flock Crowing

    Sep 14, 2011
    Shingle Springs, CA
    The breed of the rooster will not affect what color egg is laid by the hens he is breeding, only the color of eggs laid by hens he has fathered.

    My guess would be the speckled eggs are from the BCM. Lucky you, I LOVE speckled eggs!

  5. Chicks & Chickens

    Chicks & Chickens Chirping

    Nov 13, 2011
    I definitely agree! My Chicken named Harmony had the prettiest speckled Egg! I just adore them....

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