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Large cream eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by warhorse, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. warhorse

    warhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Forgive me if this is a "stupid newbie question", but what breeds would lay a large cream colored egg? From what I have looked online, I was thinking Faverolle and Sussex?
     
  2. warhorse

    warhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bump?
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Could be several. I have one Buff Orp hen who lays a cream colored egg, jumbo-sized. I had one hatchery RIR who laid a small to medium sized cream colored egg (yeah, she was a rebel!). I have one Barred Rock who lays a lighter egg than the others-I'd call it cream, though all the above breeds are known as brown egg layers. There are so many individual differences that it would be difficult to say exactly which breed is doing it.
    My Speckled Sussex lays a medium size cream colored egg. Hers never made it to large and she's over a year old now. Are you trying to determine which breed normally lays those or which one of yours is laying one like that? I dont think Faverolles lay large eggs, but they'd probably be considered cream colored.
     
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  4. warhorse

    warhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I was looking for info on which breeds should lay cream colored eggs. I have several "brown egg layers" and "green egg layers" and some Marans, but I wanted to add some white and off-white/ cream colors to the nest. Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  5. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

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  6. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:What a cool chart! Thanks for posting that. [​IMG]
     
  7. warhorse

    warhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks, I had seen that already and was thinking Faverolle and Sussex should lay cream eggs, but I was wondering if anyone had any first hand experience with them, or any other breed, as to rate of lay, size of egg, eggshell tint, etc.
     
  8. jubylives

    jubylives Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw the title of the post and thought a Cadbury chicken?? [​IMG]

    Sorry I couldn't help it. I shouldn't be typing at 5:45 am and before going to work. [​IMG]




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  9. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    I have a golden sexlink that lays a huge, tubular dinosaur egg of a pretty cream color.
     
  10. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My sumatra girls lay cream colored eggs. They're listed as white egg layers, but it's more of a cream or off white. Definately not white.
     

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