- May 16, 2015
Hi everyone my name is Johnny. I got 3 chicks back in September. Two are laying eggs regularly but I don't think I haven't got any from my brown chicken. Is it a rooster? Please help me out.
That's a female partridge color. No male saddle feathers. It's a girl. Looks like a Welsummer. They lay dark brown eggs. Looks like you also have a cuckoo Marans. They lay dark brown eggs, too. Your buff Orpington should lay a medium brown egg. With only three hens, it shouldn't be too hard to figure out who lays which egg. You might try a little food coloring on their vents. Blue for one hen, green for another, no food coloring for the third. In a couple days you will know for sure which egg belongs to which hen.