egg laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dehowery, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. dehowery

    dehowery Chirping

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    We have 5 girls now laying (we Think) Big Red who is a wellsummer lays big brown eggs. Then we get a light tan colored egg which we think is from our ameraucana cross and 3 other eggs of (1) ivory and 2 light tan. We have 2 laced wyandottes & a buff cornish hen. We say she is ameraucana wellsley.jpg cross because of the ear muffs and beard (which unfortunately you can't see in this pic.). Is there any other breed that have muffs & beard ? Her coloring is similar to ?... Will chickens always lay the same color egg? I mean the tan ones are ever so slightly different in color. I mean one day will they lay a light tan and 2 days later a darker tan egg? Or is the color always just about the same? All the eggs seem to be getting a little larger even the one we think is the cornish hens. Help !
     
  2. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Crowing

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    A chicken will always lay the same color egg but that doesn't mean they will look exactly the same from day to day. For example, my Welsummer sometimes has darker brown eggs, sometimes a little lighter. About a third of the time the egg has dark brown speckles, the rest of the time there's no speckles at all. With a small, varied flock and enough eggs, you'll learn to recognize the source of each egg.
     
  3. dehowery

    dehowery Chirping

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    Thank you appreciate the info.
     

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