Here is the photo I promised with the pinkish egg- Questions too

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wannabchick, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. wannabchick

    wannabchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Northen Va
    I had posted previously asking which breeds lay pinkish eggs.. These are the eggs I got the past two day. One of them is laying more pink and today I got the pinkish egg again and a much larger brown egg, I wonder if that one finally came from my maran, except is sure isn't dark like the eggs I received to hatch. Do marans eggs get darker as they progress. This is the first time I got a much larger egg with a deeper hue.
    My hens are all beginning to lay/ lol- it's so hard for me to know who is laying and who isn't, the only ones I have seen in the nest box
    Is the red stars, and barnveldors, and know that the amerecaunas all lay blue



    Bantam amerecauna
    Lf amerecauna
    Bantam favorelle
    Buff Orpington
    Barnvelders- I know those are the ones that give me the speckled eggs
    Silkies
    Serema
    Black copper maran
    Red star- she lays the medium tan ones

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  2. zippitydooda

    zippitydooda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are pretty much the same range of colors I get from my hens who are supposed to be laying brown eggs. I've gotten a few that are almost white and some that are really dark brown. Looks normal to me.

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  3. wowmanacat

    wowmanacat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry that I can not help but Love the color of eggs that you are getting. I can not wait.
     
  4. ccshambhala

    ccshambhala Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think I remember hearing faverolles lay pinkish eggs .... they are on my "want list" so I am not sure tho. You could check with someone who has some [​IMG]
    I've also always heard that marans eggs get LIGHTER over the course of their laying cycle - it sure looks like a marans egg by size (but I don't have any barnevelders... don't they lay a brown egg?)- hard to say tho - I'd wait for a few more ... [​IMG]

    I don't know about you but I've been trying to talk my husband into putting a camera IN the coop just to see who lays what... don't think I'll get it tho [​IMG]

    pretty eggs! and I am sure they will taste yummy [​IMG]
     
  5. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I have two Ameraucan hens that lay a pink egg the color of your largest egg. [​IMG]
     
  6. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking along the lines as the above poster... are your Ameraucanas actually Easter Eggers? EE's can lay pink eggs. [​IMG]
     
  7. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    Quote:This is what I was going to ask. I have pink egg laying EEs, 2 of them. I also get a pretty pink egg from my Silver Penciled Rocks, that if I don't mark them I confuse with the EEs. It's always a surprise at hatch time. LOL Thing is I see nothing else on the list that I own and lays pink. My Favs lay off white to white. Would have been cool to get more pink eggs from one of the breeds.
     
  8. zookeeper15133

    zookeeper15133 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a pack I made up for Easter.

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    I think the pink ones were from my silkies.

    I had Silkies, Cochins (and a cochin - EE cross) and Red sex links.
     
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  9. pinkwindsong

    pinkwindsong Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2011
    Laurens SC
    dose any one know where I can get a egg color chart?
     
  10. zookeeper15133

    zookeeper15133 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If you go to the chicken breeds section, it will tell you who lays what, generally. My hens don't always lay the same color eggs, even the same hen.
     

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