help me decide which color eggs go with what bird?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kristip, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. kristip

    kristip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so 2 weeks ago we adopted 4 birds. They are between 4-9 months of age. All are brown egg layers.
    1. a red sex link/gold comet
    2. a dominique hen
    3. a young black sex link pullet ( no red on comb and wattles so not mature yet)
    4. a delaware maybe pure maybe mix, we still are not sure of sex.

    2 of these birds are laying eggs. One started laying the day after we brought it home, a nice fairly dark brown egg.
    Today we got our first day of 2 eggs, but the newer egg is very light brown.

    any thoughts on who was laying what?

    I am guessing the dom and the sex link, but dont know about delawares.

    thanks
     
  2. Barry Natchitoches

    Barry Natchitoches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two Delaware hens, and they lay what I consider a mid to slightly darker brown egg. Sort of a "cinnamon" colored egg. My buff orpingtons and barred rocks lay a lighter brown egg than the Delaware, while my production reds lay chocolate brown eggs that are most definitely darker than the Delaware eggs.


    I don't have any of the other breeds, so I can't help you there.
     
  3. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn

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