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Extreme Speckly Egg contest!!! Winner receives 2011 BYC calendar!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Wynette, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    Okay, peeps! I've been participating in this thread:


    And it got me wondering...how many folks have chickens that lay speckled eggs? Specifically, EXTREMELY speckled - as in, lots and lots of speckles, BIG speckles, BLOTCHY eggs (dappled, splashed...whatever you call them)?

    Post your pics, and include this information:

    1) Breed of hen that layed egg
    2) Age (or approx. age) of hen at the time the egg was laid
    3) How often these types of eggs are laid by this particular hen (i.e., sometimes they lay speckled, sometimes solid - give as many particulars as you know)
    4) Size of egg (peewee, small, medium, large, XL, Jumbo?)

    If you have a picture of the hen that laid the egg, please include it!!

    Contest is for chicken eggs only.

    Contest will run through October - On November 1 (or shortly thereafter), winner will be announced.

    I will judge along with Happy Chooks (Kelly) and Cherylcohen (Cheryl).

    Alrighty, then...post away, and let me know if there are any questions!!

  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    First sorry it's a really bad picture.
    Breed: either form a BA, RIR, or BR, I'm leaning towards RIR or BR.
    Age: 2 at the time
    How often these types of eggs are laid: About every couple months some times more
    Size: about a medium or large
  3. cherylcohen

    cherylcohen The Omelet Ranch

    Sep 18, 2009
    SF East Bay CA
    Quote:Nice! Do you still have the hens?
  4. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    Ooooh......that's a PRETTY speckly egg, Cat's C!

    I know you guys aren't going to believe this, but when I got home tonight & checked nest boxes, I found a tan egg with WHITE speckles on it! I've never gotten one like that before! I can't post pics til Monday - my home computer is just way too old and slow to download pics, but I'll put a pic in the thread on Monday!

    So.....seriously, ONE entrant thus far? [​IMG]
  5. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    I'll enter when she lays it! Ive been using her eggs for xmas decorations as they are so pretty!!!
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Quote:Nice! Do you still have the hens?

    Cheryl dear, you're a judge. You're supposed to be impartial. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  7. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    Quote:Nice! Do you still have the hens?

    Possibly, I unfortunately have had several raccoon attacks this summer and the past week in which I have lost 2 of the possible layers of the egg, one of my 2 RIRs and 1 of my 2 BRs. [​IMG]

  8. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

    Mar 20, 2008
    Here's my speckled Olive Egg![​IMG]


    Laid by Hedwig and OE from sonew123.
    6 mos. old
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2010
  9. Quote:Well, after seeing that gorgeous example my puny little speckles just don't seem so fabulous anymore. [​IMG]

    Honestly that's just really cool... you'd think it was a turkey egg if you didn't know better SO many pretty freckles!
  10. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

    May 22, 2009
    North Central Florida
    Oh! i have been saving the shells for Christmas decorations too! I have white spots on brown eggs, and brown spots on light brown eggs. I will see what is in the craft cartons...Oh. I really sound over the top don't I? I used to be normal-ish until I join this BYC thingie. Dunno. [​IMG] (Life's more fun with chicken people! [​IMG] )
    I will try to dig it all out for the contest. [​IMG]

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