Egg comparison

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Clucky-Cathy, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. Clucky-Cathy

    Clucky-Cathy In the Brooder

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    Hello friends,

    Another question from Clucky Cath..
    We have Barred Rocks and Black Orpingtons. Could anyone tell us which egg is from which breed?

    Thanks :wee

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Got my Puppy

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    Black Orpington, is that just like an Australorp? Both breeds lay a similar shade of egg. So it may be hard to tell unless you see one laid.
     
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  3. Clucky-Cathy

    Clucky-Cathy In the Brooder

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    I think they are quite similar breeds, yes.
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    This^^^
     
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  5. Peppercorngal

    Peppercorngal Crowing

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    I can't tell you which one came from which one but, I have the same countertop!! We both gots us some good taste! :p
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  6. Clucky-Cathy

    Clucky-Cathy In the Brooder

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    Hell ya gurl!
     
  7. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

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    I cannot. I've had plenty of hens the same breed lay eggs with more difference in shell color/shade than that.

    This is a quote from Wikipedia, I'll include a link. This ties in with other things I've read about the Australorp breed development. The Orpington was one if the main breeds used to develop the Australorp but like other breed developments other breeds were used. In this case even breeds that lay white eggs.

    The original stock used in the development of the Australorp was imported to Australia from England out of the Black Orpington yards of William Cook and Joseph Partington in the period from 1890 to the early 1900s with Rhode Island Red. Local breeders used this stock together with judicious out-crossings of Minorca, White Leghorn and Langshan blood to improve the utility features of the imported Orpingtons. There is even a report of some Plymouth Rockblood also being used.

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