Eggs and Breed question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pbjmaker, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    It suddenly struck me a today that perhaps I could get a better idea of what breeds I might have left in my incubator based on egg size/color (or what isn't there)

    I realize that brown eggs are impossible to tell but I might be able to get an idea.

    So here are my eggs:

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    And the breeds she had were:

    salmon faverolle
    partridge silkie
    silver ameracauna X wellsummer and /or red brested brown hens
    black pendesencas
    brown/red ameracauna roo X blue/blue wheaten/buff hens ( i think these are the olive eggs)
    cuckoo marans

    Thanks all for your expertise - I know there is a slim chance of IDing most of them until they hatch - but I am really interested to know if there is a chance of any silkie eggs or the salmon faverolles
     
  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    I would say your olive egg is the Ameraucana x Welsummer (that ONE dark olive one) and maybe that other dark one in the bottom right corner.

    The lighter olive ones could be the Ameraucana

    But that's about all I can guess... maybe the darkest ones are your Marans
     
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  3. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    There are two in the middle that are also a khaki/olive color and one of them has speckles that are impossible to make out in this picture...

    But thanks guitarist!

    BTW I hoped you worked out your whole hardware cloth vs. chicken wire situation:/
     
  4. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    LOL...yup [​IMG] I think I should be good this hatch [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Yup... I see them now [​IMG]

    I believe Welsummers are like Marans in the way that they leave a "coating" on the eggs so that when you cross with a blue egg layer... you get a blue egg with a brown coating... turning it Olive. I could be wrong though on the Welsummers. Hopefully some Welly people will come along [​IMG]
     
  5. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Salmon faverolles lay a light brown (or tinted brown) egg.
     
  6. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    I'm not sure how big a Penedesenca gets..... but I am wondering if the 3 smaller dark eggs are those. (looking at the chart.. I'd say that is correct)

    From http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html

    Silkie
    ... small light tan egg
    Faverolle ... med. creamy tinted egg

    Plus, spotted brown ones I would think have Welsummer in them.
     
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  7. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    I looked at that site too - have it marked as a favorite now.

    I too was thinking that for the pendesencas.

    My problem is defining brown, light brown, tinted, medium and large. What I think might be faintly blue tinted, someone else might think is just "cream".

    Thus I have the eggs all numbered with descriptions in a notebook so that I can record what comes from what egg and then that will help me create better definitions for size and color in my own mental schema [​IMG]

    I feel like a scientist...
     
  8. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    I would say there's a good chance some of your lighter tan eggs could be Silkies or Faverolles..... Some Silkies are larger than others... and some breeders out there are breeding for a standard size instead of bantam...so who knows [​IMG]
     
  9. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Guitarists:
    Ok - now I know I have a problem - when I did my afternoon turn I sorted them by size and color. (quickly and carefully)[​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    must go do housework now....
     
  10. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] That's a hoot!!!!!! Ok...... lemme see.......

    1) Amer. OR possibly Silkie??? I have heard of blue tinted Silkie eggs.... any idea what color she gets from hers??
    2) Amer.
    3) Amer.
    4) Amer. x Welsummer
    5) Pen.
    6) ??
    7) Fav.
    8 & 9) Cuckoo Marans

    Those are my UNeducated guesses [​IMG] LOL
     
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