I'm getting a WHITE egg, but from who?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Smartie_Pants, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    Here is a list of the breeds of my hens:

    2 EE's
    1 BR
    3 Golden Comets
    BO
    Silkie
    2 Cuckoo Maran Pullets
    1 Partridge Rock


    I am getting about 5-7 Brown eggs a day, and I know that 4 of those are coming from the Golden Comets and BR hen. The Partridge rock is laying a light brown egg. I am getting a very very light olive egg from an EE hen. So that only leaves:

    1 EE
    BO
    Silkie
    Marans


    Who is it? The egg is coming from someone who is just beginning. Its small and oblong shaped.
     
  2. Mesa

    Mesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think it's from the silkie.
     
  3. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    I thought they laid a light brown egg? Can they lay white too?
     
  4. Ugly Cowboy

    Ugly Cowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2008
    Corn, OK
    The Silkie probly...
     
  5. Mesa

    Mesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cream or tinted.
     
  6. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Silkie
     
  7. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    I am having the same problem, I have all brown egg layers but somebody is laying a huge white egg 4 times a week. I don't know which one it is because I have 25 hens laying now and one or two NHR's starting to lay every couple of day's. I do have one little hen that looks like a barred rock that is kinda blurry and she has white ears, I wonder if it could be her she is the only choice for a good guess, but until I catch the culprit I still don't know.

    AL
     
  8. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Check their earlobes. A chicken that lays white eggs has white earlobes. Chickens with red earlobes lay colored eggs.
     
  9. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Quote:I have the same thing. A bird I thought was a blurry BR until she started laying white eggs. She had kind of fleshy colored earlobes when she was younger but they have now turned mostly white. I found out she is really a barred leghorn. Here is a picture of her with my actual BR:

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  10. kristenm1975

    kristenm1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So KristenH (hello from another Kristen, by the way [​IMG]), if hens with white ears lay white eggs and hens with red ears lay colored eggs, what color eggs could I expect from a hen with sparkly turquoise ears? Seriously, they're amazing. Let me see if I can find a picture...
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    (if you click on the picture, you can see a larger view of it.)
     
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2008

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