Egg colors

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by KrisRoberts, Aug 9, 2015.

  1. KrisRoberts

    KrisRoberts Out Of The Brooder

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    Our Henrietta has the coloring of a black copper marans but she is crossed with something that we do not know. The egg color is a very very light tan w/ a hint of pink. She is just 5 months old. Can anyone maybe help me figure out what kind of rooster was her daddy?
     
  2. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Do you know what breeds of rooster were kept with her mother?
     
  3. KrisRoberts

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    No I do not. I was hoping since she had black copper marans in her that I would get a somewhat dark egg, but the first two have looked real light tan with a hint of pnk.
     
  4. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Could you post a picture of her?
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    A picture would help.
     
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  7. KrisRoberts

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    Can someone tell me why my welsumer and my black marans are laying light brown eggs? Shouldn't they be dark brown or atleast a darker brown?
    The welsumer is approx 10 months old and the black marans is 5 1/2 months old.
     
  8. N F C

    N F C just blowing in the wind Premium Member Project Manager

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    Pictures of your birds would be very helpful, perhaps they aren't the breed they were reported to be? And if they aren't pure breed (as you mentioned one isn't in your first post) that could account for the lighter color eggs.
     
  9. GitaBooks

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    They could be mixes or they could just be poorly bred stock. If the breeder don't select for dark egg coloration then it could have been bred out of the flock.
     
  10. KrisRoberts

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    The place that I got these two particular birds is supposedly a certified purebred chicken farm.
     

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