help me identify these eggs!

RisingSpring

In the Brooder
8 Years
Oct 30, 2011
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okay i have 2 egg mysteries i need help with. here is a list of the girls that i think could potentially be laying these..

• 2 silver-laced wyandottes & 1 buff-laced wyandotte
• 1 white-laced red cornish
• 1 silver-laced cochin
• 1 cuckoo maran

first mystery is that i have gotten spotted eggs twice now. i haven't been getting them every day, and i have yet to see a girl sitting on an egg that i don't already know what color eggs she lays. so someone has been laying without me seeing them! sneaky...

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second mystery, is that in the last 3-4 days i have suddenly gotten a few much darker eggs than i have gotten from the other girls. i am assuming its one of the hens from the list above, as the other hens i have so far been able to identify their eggs. so i am wondering about the darker eggs, bottom row, 2nd and 3rd egg.

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what do you think??
 

mommissan

Songster
9 Years
Jul 4, 2011
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My white (leghorn mix?) hen lays a spotted egg every few days. It happens when I disturb her and/or it's overcast causing her to not lay for more than a two days. She's very skittish. Pretty eggs!
 

Cowgirl75446

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9 Years
Feb 28, 2011
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Hi, the Cuckoo Marans lay the dark colored eggs. Sometimes they are speckled also, so that is where the darker eggs are coming from.
 

RisingSpring

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Oct 30, 2011
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that seems plausible. only thing is that i think i got 2 dark ones yesterday, which would mean my one cockoo maran laid 2 eggs in a day? seems unlikely. maybe i missed one the day before?..
 

ChickenWisperer

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Jun 30, 2008
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You have a buff laced Wyandotte? Pictures! PICTURES!

My old Cochin often laid speckled eggs, almost the same color if not a little lighter. My Wyandottes never laid dark or speckled eggs, so I'd say the dark eggs are from your Marans girl. It is possible for a hen to lay two day, though highly unlikely... what other birds do you have, if any?
 

farmerChef

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Nov 18, 2010
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that seems plausible. only thing is that i think i got 2 dark ones yesterday, which would mean my one cockoo maran laid 2 eggs in a day? seems unlikely. maybe i missed one the day before?..

How late do you collect eggs? I have one that willl sometimes lay an egg late in the evening, and still lay an egg the next day.
 

RisingSpring

In the Brooder
8 Years
Oct 30, 2011
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Northwestern PA
ChickenWisperer : well, i thought she was a buff laced wyandotte??
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i am still learning to identify breeds and their colorations.. now that you asked, i am googling more pictures and am thinking maybe she is just a red wyandotte? the hen i am talking about is pictured on my BYC page; in the first picture she is in the far right. i also have the list of all our chickens on my page.

farmerChef : i usually collect around noon and then again when i tuck them in for the night, around 4pm. sometimes i see them sitting in the evening, so its not impossible that i sometimes pick up eggs from the night before.

hdowden : my dark eggs don't have that speckled quality that yours appear to have.
 

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