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Help identify this first egg - scratch SF off the list!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gritsar, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I have a first? egg from another one of my pullets. The pullets are 23 weeks old.

    I know it's not from my meaties pullets (not large enough or brown enough).

    I don't think it's from my salmon faverolles, but could be.

    The other candidates are:

    speckled sussex, turken, or silkie (the silkies genders are still in question, but I believe at least one to be a pullet).

    Sorry for the poor clarity on the pic. It's 2 1/4" long, with a very light tint:

    [​IMG]


    Egg identification was alot easier when all I had was brahmas.
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2010
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    My DH who is ever helpful and smart [​IMG] wants me to let you know it is a Chicken egg. [​IMG]

    Told you he was smart. [​IMG]


    I have no idea - but think it is too big for a silkie egg, but have no idea actually cause I have no silkies.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:[​IMG] DH for me, 'k?

    I thought it was too big for a silkie egg too. [​IMG]
     
  4. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what color are your faverolles earlobes? if they are white it could be she is laying a very pale colored egg. it is an issue coming up in the favs that the eggs should be darker than tinted 'pink' that everyone thinks they lay. they should be laying a light brown. fav eggs will start out small and as the bird ages get to a med/lg size.

    i thought silkies laid a yellowish white egg? but i don't have those and wouldn't know from experience
     
  5. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    I will give him a double [​IMG] [​IMG]


    My bantam cochins and rosecombs all have tiny eggs - but ironically my "large fowl" cochins lay the exact same sized egg as the bantam cochins. [​IMG]
     
  6. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    I am 90% sure that came from a Silkie.
     
  7. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I've never seen a Silkie egg. It look pretty much like my SS eggs did when they started.
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Chickie'sMoma :

    what color are your faverolles earlobes? if they are white it could be she is laying a very pale colored egg. it is an issue coming up in the favs that the eggs should be darker than tinted 'pink' that everyone thinks they lay. they should be laying a light brown. fav eggs will start out small and as the bird ages get to a med/lg size.

    i thought silkies laid a yellowish white egg? but i don't have those and wouldn't know from experience

    You know, I'll have to go out and check, because I can't remember what color earlobes the SFs have. The thing is, I'm almost 100% positive that it was a SF that left a pink egg (a little larger than the one in the pic) the other day.​
     
  9. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:I considered that too, but OMG! My silkies are very small. If one of them laid that egg, I'd expect to see a bowlegged silkie walking around. [​IMG]
     
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I checked the SFs earlobes, after I combed through their heavy muffs. They have pink/red earlobes.
     

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