egg yolk question...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Hobbley_Farm, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. Hobbley_Farm

    Hobbley_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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?
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2008
  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    That's is funny. Did the other chickens get more grass or bugs that day? Thats all I can think of [​IMG] 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 [​IMG]
     
  3. Hobbley_Farm

    Hobbley_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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. [​IMG]
     

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