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Help me ID these fertile eggs from the grocery store?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by NaomiSarah, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. NaomiSarah

    NaomiSarah Chirping

    Jul 4, 2010

    I had to use a flash so they're a bit lightened, but they're speckled like a welsummer egg. I'm just wondering if there are other breeds (other than the Maran and the Welsummer) that lay these style of eggs? They're size XL, sixty grams by weight, and I can't believe I found them in the store. Also wondering, does anyone have pics of these breeds as newly hatched chicks? I did a google search but I don't actually know which of the results were really those types of chicks, there were so many different looking ones... Will I be able to tell the difference berween the two chick types when they hatch? Sorry if this seems like a stupid question, my experience with the different breeds is sooo limited!

    PS... pardon my garish pajama pants
  2. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Songster

    May 31, 2009
    Cobleskill NY
    Hard to say what color they really are (photos are always tough) but if they came from a grocery store and were XL, they probably came from one of the production hybrids or breeds. Most likely a Red Sex Link, aka Star, Comet.... Maybe a production red. I've been surprised how nicely colored some store eggs are. Most of my brown layers lay a light brown/cream/pinky egg.

    Anyone trying to make money selling eggs would not be using Marans or Welsummers that's for sure.
  3. honeydoll

    honeydoll Songster

    Jul 14, 2009
    Stark County, NE Ohio
    Those look just like my comet's eggs. My chickens lay some huge eggs for being smaller in size. I can't believe the size of eggs they lay at times, like 2X large.
  4. NaomiSarah

    NaomiSarah Chirping

    Jul 4, 2010
    They're darker than the picture gives with the flash and the speckles are very prominent. From what I can see online, the Comet eggs look really similar but mine have such a copper-y type of color to them that the picture doesn't do justice for.

    The eggs come from a small (but technically commercial) farm nearby here, and I know that you can't tell the breed by the shell alone, I'm just trying to get some good guesses so that I can look at chick pics for the next 3 weeks and when they're hatched I can go AHA! [​IMG]
  5. abooth

    abooth Songster

    I think red sex link

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