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First egg! Who laid it? Why is it white?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by amydanielle147, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. amydanielle147

    amydanielle147 Out Of The Brooder

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    So my chicks laid their first egg today and I'm super excited! The only thing is it's a creamy white and idk who laid it. I have barred rocks, buff orps, black austrilorp mixes, Rhode Island reds, and Ameraucanas, and it's my understanding that none of those lay white eggs. So am I wrong, do one of these breeds lay white eggs? Or is it normal for the first eggs to be much lighter? Thank you!
     
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    amydanielle147 Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's a picture of the egg
     
  3. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might have to just watch and see. But I have to wonder what your austrolorpes are mixed with? I may be wrong but I believe the austrowhite (an austrolorpe/leghorn mix?) lays a creamy white or off white egg so other mixes may also.
     
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    amydanielle147 Out Of The Brooder

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    They're mixed with Rhode Island reds
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Looks like a buff Orpington egg to me. Unless it's stark white like a grocery store egg, it's genetically a brown egg.

    Your hens are pretty bare backed.....do you have an excess of roosters? Looks like overmating damage.
     
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    amydanielle147 Out Of The Brooder

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    That was actually my friends chickens, they're about a year and a half and molting right now, she only has one rooster
     

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