Egg Colors

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by JustAChickenLittle&More, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. JustAChickenLittle&More

    JustAChickenLittle&More Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
    So...I bought some eggs (not on this site), they are supposed to be Buff Orphingtons. I got six eggs, and 3 look pretty much like they are Buffs, as they are the beigh, tannish color. The other 3 look like they are Copper Maran eggs? They are more of a chocolate cover like the ones I've seen on BYC's. My question is; do buff orphingtons lay eggs that are this dark brown? [​IMG]
  2. PoultryPeeps

    PoultryPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2009
    Wasilla, Alaska
    My Buff Orps laid eggs that were pretty light brown. I believe if you have some that are quite dark they are not Buff Orps. [​IMG]
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I've never seen a BO lay a dark egg.
  4. Nodaksnakelover

    Nodaksnakelover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2010
    North Dakota
    I also must add, havn't had a Buff Orpington lay a chocolate egg...all light almost pinkish brown. But seriously, are they that dark? Or just a few shades darker than the rest? Will be interesting to see what comes out at hatch time!

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