Light brown eggs with speckles?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by epeloquin, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. epeloquin

    epeloquin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2011
    Western Massachusetts
    One of my Rhodies began laying this past weekend. She has laid two eggs, both of which were in the same spot in the nesting box and were light brown. The first was Saturday and the second was yesterday and was a double yolker. Today I found a different nesting box had the straw molded into a bowl/nest shape which the Rhodie had done in the other box when she laid. However there was no egg in it. Then I was raking their run and found a small egg in a slight indentation where they dust bathe sometimes. But this egg is smaller than the one from yesterday and has some speckles on it. I did wash it and even used the scrubber side of a sponge and it is definitely speckled.

    I believe I have heard that Plymouth Rocks lay speckled eggs.

    What do you all think?
  2. Uniontown Poultry

    Uniontown Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's not unusual for a brown egg layer to give an occasional speckled egg. I have a Welsummer (a breed known for speckled eggs) whose eggs all vary in speckling - some are big speckles, some tiny, her egg is brown, orange-brown, dark brown, it's never the same egg.
  3. 33yardbirds

    33yardbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2010
    Southern New Jersey
    I have a couple of Barred Rocks who lay speckled eggs consistantly.

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