help me identify these eggs!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RisingSpring, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. RisingSpring

    RisingSpring Out Of The Brooder

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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??
     
  2. mommissan

    mommissan Chillin' With My Peeps

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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!
     
  3. Cowgirl75446

    Cowgirl75446 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  4. RisingSpring

    RisingSpring Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote: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?..
     
  5. RisingSpring

    RisingSpring Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:interesting! so you think it could be one of the girls that already lays frequently that just pops out a spotted egg once in a while?
     
  6. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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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?
     
  7. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote: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.
     
  8. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    my bcm eggs in the incubator

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  9. Twiggers96

    Twiggers96 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Wyandotte did lay slightly speckled eggs....
     
  10. RisingSpring

    RisingSpring Out Of The Brooder

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    ChickenWisperer : well, i thought she was a buff laced wyandotte?? [​IMG] 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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