egg yolk question...

Hobbley_Farm

Songster
11 Years
Sep 9, 2008
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Pilot Mountain, NC
Thanks to the many responses I got from "what breed is this" I have a good Idea what I have now. I have three brown cornish and one ancona. Here is the question. my ancona lays white eggs. Shes' the only white egg layer at the moment. The others are a nice tanish light brown.

I just made a 4 egg omelette. Two with white eggs two with tan eggs. The two tan egg yolks were MUCH MUCH deeper in color. The white eggs were still a darker yellow than store bought...but the tan ones were nearly red they were so yellowy-orange. These ladies are all fed the same. What gives?
 
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Hangin Wit My Peeps

AutumnBreezeChickens.com
11 Years
Apr 20, 2008
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Birnamwood, Wisconsin
That's is funny. Did the other chickens get more grass or bugs that day? Thats all I can think of
I know my chickens yolk will get really super orangy when they are out free ranging all day long. Especially after a rain...they eat lots of worms than
 

Hobbley_Farm

Songster
11 Years
Sep 9, 2008
572
2
141
Pilot Mountain, NC
We have a HUGE area fenced in for them. Maybe 60 X 60. They have access to grass, bugs, mulch (for more bugs), feed, treats from us, scraps from our dinner....you name it. They are a flock and sorta move around the area as one, pecking and scratching. I can't imagine them having a different diet in that respect.
 

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