Heavily speckled/stippled chicken eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Wynette, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    I LOVE them! Are some breeds more likely to lay heavily speckled/stippled eggs? I'd really like to have a few in my laying flock some day, and wanted to throw the question out there - also, if you have pics of yours, I'd love to see them! I'm also wondering if this is a genetic issue...any feedback on that would be greatly appreciated, too! [​IMG]

    Whoops...having trouble getting this picture in. This is the heaviest amout of speckling I've had on an egg, and it's not much, but I think it's so pretty! This is a Welsummer egg:

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  2. BawkinOnTheBench

    BawkinOnTheBench Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a NHR red that lays heavily speckled eggs almost every day - the speckles are larger than those pictured here, more like spots.
     
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Wow, Bawkin! I'd LOVE to see some pics! I'm green w/envy!
     
  4. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have an RIR that laye light brown with white speckles. However I can never get a good pic.
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    My brahma girls lay a bunch of them. The really pretty ones have lavender colored dots on the light tan/pink shell.
     
  6. JeninMN

    JeninMN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you sell speckeled eggs like these? I've always been sooooo careful to wash it all off! We get them all the time from our buff orps...
     
  7. SunnyChic

    SunnyChic Keep The Sunny Side Up

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    I received this Welsummer egg in a shipment for my incubator; I hope it hatches with a girlie and she lays the same type egg! [​IMG]

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  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Yep, I sell em.
     
  9. jonesgirl

    jonesgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What makes this happen? Mine have this too.. It's like a crusty outside speckle?
     
  10. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Some speckling isn't genetic. I'm not sure the cause but I've been getting purple speckled eggs from both the EE laying in the coop and the japanese bantams in the house. Completely different environment, different feed, not even the same table scraps most of the time. No idea what is causing it.

    I did hatch a bunch of standards from dark brown speckled eggs
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v244/aqh88/chickens/incubator/3rd hatch/SANY1079.jpg
    They are a mix of welsummer x penedesenca x maran. I'm impatiently waiting for them to start laying. They are 7months now and started to get really red combs a few weeks ago. The welsummers seem to have spotted eggs often.
     

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