Egg colors?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by samjoh95, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. samjoh95

    samjoh95 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 6 hens, and thought I had a pretty good idea of what they were... until they started laying unexpected egg colors! Does anyone know what kind of chicken would lay a pink-ish lavender egg?? Is it possible for a chicken to lay different colored eggs??
     
  2. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    EE's
     
  3. samjoh95

    samjoh95 Out Of The Brooder

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    Don't the EE's have a fairly distinctive look? That was my first thought. But when I looked at pictures of them, none of my chickens seem to look quite like them.
     
  4. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Quote:Hi samjoh----

    I want one. (chicken that lays pinkish lavendar egg).

    hcppam must be right Easter Eggger
     
  5. samjoh95

    samjoh95 Out Of The Brooder

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    here is one next to one of my brown eggs[​IMG]
    and some of them have brownish spots or a dip-dyed like pattern [​IMG]
     
  6. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Hi samjoh----

    I want one. (chicken that lays pinkish lavendar egg).

    hcppam must be right Easter Eggger

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  7. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    looks like brown layers they will very in shads and some will have spots. [​IMG] if you could post pics of your girls it would help. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2011
  8. ddmiddle7

    ddmiddle7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What kind of hens do you have. The light one sort of looks like my Buff Orpington's or my Barred Rock's.

    Top one is from my BO
    Middle one is from my PR
    Bottom one is from my BR who just started laying two days ago

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  9. samjoh95

    samjoh95 Out Of The Brooder

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    These three are the only one's I'm not sure about. And I dont have pics, but I also have 1Dominique 1 RIR and 1 white leghorn (visible in one pic!).
     
  10. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    Certain breeds have tendencies of what egg color they tend to lay, but these are not absolute laws of nature. There are several different genes that determine egg shell color. Even within the same breed, these can go together in different ways and produce different shades of brown. I've had chickens of the same breed lay tremendously different shades of brown eggs. It just depends on which genes they wind up with.

    I have one hen that can lay a slightly different colored egg. Sometimes it is noticeably lighter than other times and sometimes it is two toned. I figure something is messed up in the part of her internal egg laying factory that puts on the brown. Or maybe it moves through that part of the assembly line a little faster than other times. I don't think you have anything to worry about.
     

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