Eggs!!! Brown to white from the same chicken?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 8675309j, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. 8675309j

    8675309j Out Of The Brooder

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    Our Buff Orpington has been laying fairly consistantly since she was 19 weeks old, still waiting for our Buff Brahmas to lay they are 22 weeks old now. Yesterday my BO layed me a white egg... I thought one of my neighbors was playing a joke on me taking my lovely brown egg and replacing it with a white. Our eggs so far have been small, and very egg shape, the last few are larger and more oval, the white one is throwing me off. I am certain its from the BO since I saw her in the box yesterday. My BB's dont appear to be near laying yet. Thoughts? Does egg shell vary from time to time from one chick?

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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Egg shell color from a particular bird can vary, but I don't think it can change completely from brown to white. But I'm not sure where the white egg would have come from, as Brahmas lay brown eggs as well. Are you sure your birds are the breeds they're supposed to be? Perhaps post some photos on this thread so I and others can identify them.
     
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    8675309j Out Of The Brooder

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    One buff orpington, three buff brahmas one is a Roo. BO is the only one laying.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, those definitely look like Buff Brahmas and a Buff Orpington. Maybe it was just a fluke in your BO's reproductive system that caused the white egg. [​IMG]
     
  5. MEMama3

    MEMama3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My BO pullet threw a white egg yesterday. If it's a young bird it's probably still working out the kinks of laying.
     
  6. New Chicken Lad

    New Chicken Lad Out Of The Brooder

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    I have three BO's... here's a pic of each one of their eggs...[​IMG]

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  7. 8675309j

    8675309j Out Of The Brooder

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    Back to brown today!
     
  8. MamaDoodle

    MamaDoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a BO and a RIR, and have so far gotten almost three dozen brown eggs and two white. Not a clue why, but oh well! :confused:
     
  9. sumi

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