How will I know who laid which egg? Is there a difference in egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ging3rhoffman, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. ging3rhoffman

    ging3rhoffman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Is there a difference in the brown egg colors with different breeds? I have 2 Rhode Island Reds, 2 Buff Orphingtons, 2 Silver laced wyandottes and 2 Back Austrolorps. If there are differences in the shade of egg colors does anyone have pictures? If not can you tell me who lays the lightest brown to the darkest brown eggs. Thank you:D
  2. meezermom

    meezermom Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 23, 2009
    Roy WA
    From what I've seen in my buff orpington hens, color can vary even from hen to hen.

    So if you want to know who laid what, you need a trap nest.

    I also have wyandottes - SL & GL & BLR- but mine are only 9 wks old!

    I was lucky to get some blue orpington chicks, which turned out to be from cream, lavender, blue, splash, & black. They are 5 wks old & I am very excited to see which ones will be pullets - for sure the cream & lavender are.
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    There's a wide range of colors even within the same breed. I have all brahmas and get everything from a dark brown to a pink.
    Henderson's Chicken Chart may help you narrow it down a bit:

    OT - A question for meezermom. Does your user i.d. mean what I think it does and you are owned by some siamese?
    I terribly miss my meezers lost a few years ago and have been looking for a couple of rescues with no luck. [​IMG]
  4. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

    Dec 8, 2008
    Glendale, AZ
    I have 10 laying hens and I can tell exactly which egg was laid by which chicken. Color is a big help, but in a couple instances where it's hard to differentiate, I can tell by which nestbox the egg was laid (my chickens always use the same box as they did the day before). Thankfully, my 2 leghorns do not lay in the same nest and either do the 2 barred rocks - that makes it easy.

    I have 3 types of brown egg layers - the barred rocks are the lightest - there's still a variation, but the shape of their eggs is different than the eggs of our production red (medium brown) and the 2 barnevelders (darker brown).
  5. ging3rhoffman

    ging3rhoffman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    OHHHHH, you have such a beautiful selection of eggs. I cant wait until my girls start laying. I would love for people to post a picture of each hen then a picture of her egg. I think that would be fun to see. Thanks for your replying.[​IMG]

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