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Mottled Java egg color?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Happyfarmwife, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. Happyfarmwife

    Happyfarmwife Out Of The Brooder

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    Can someone who has Mottled Javas tell me what color their eggs are? I have new pullets that are starting to lay. I have Buff Orpingtons, which I know thier egg color, then I have Mottled Javas and another breed I am thinking may be Marans that were put in my chick order to substitute for the M.J. I am starting to get a very dark egg with darker speckles on it. So I am wondering what color the Mottled Java egg is supposed to be. Thanks!

    Deborah
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  2. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Javas lay brown eggs. If you have Marans, they are more than likely the ones laying the dark brown eggs.
     
  3. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    Dark eggs with dark speckling can also be Welsummer.
     
  4. Happyfarmwife

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    Thanks for the help. I guess I should post a photo of my mystery chicken and see what you all think it is. [​IMG] Are the Mottled Javas a light brown? dark brown? More like a barred rock maybe?
     
  5. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    MJ chicks are black and white.
     
  6. RAREROO

    RAREROO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The OP is asking about egg color, not chick color.

    And the MJ eggs I've had are a light/cream brown. They are most likely not the dark eggs. Where did you order these from and are the Marans you are questioning Cuckoo Marans or what color ?
     
  7. Happyfarmwife

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    Yes, I was asking about egg color, not the chicks. Sorry I didn't make that clear in my second post.

    I bought the chicks from Welp Hatchery. I was supposed to get 15 buff orpingtons and 10 mottled java straight runs. But I got 5 mottled java and 5 of something else. We butchered the 3 roosters of the mystery breed as they were too aggressive for our farm.

    Let me see if I can manage to put a photo of the mystery hens on here.
     
  8. Happyfarmwife

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    Okay, I finally figured out how to post a photo. Here is a picture of the mystery chicken.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    Quote:The OP is asking about egg color, not chick color.

    And the MJ eggs I've had are a light/cream brown. They are most likely not the dark eggs. Where did you order these from and are the Marans you are questioning Cuckoo Marans or what color ?

    Let me go clean the egg off my face [​IMG]
     
  10. rockinpaints

    rockinpaints Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks kinda like a Birchin Marans pullets to me?[​IMG]
     

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