my barred rock laying white eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pinkwindsong, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. pinkwindsong

    pinkwindsong Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2011
    Laurens SC
    hi all
    I have 3 barred rock hens, one has always looked a bit different she holds her tail taller and straighter where the other girls curl their tails a bit. she has a just slightly larger comb ( single) she started squatting for me 2 weeks ago and shortly after I started getting two white eggs a day the white leghorn and hers... the other two hens are squatting but no eggs yet. they hatched out march 17th 2011 ( the white leghorn.. no squatting at all) my dark Brahmas dont seam to have any interest in laying yet either,. they are all the same age, within a day of each other. [​IMG]


    Jett also has white ear lobes where the other two br hens have red earlobes.. is she just special or is this normal barred rock.. [​IMG]
     
  2. This_chicks_place

    This_chicks_place Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like she's possibly mixed with something and not a pure barred rock?
     
  3. pinkwindsong

    pinkwindsong Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2011
    Laurens SC
    i thought for the longest that she must be a boy.. hence the name change from Joan Jet.. to Jett Lee,, [​IMG]

    but then the squatting started and now the white eggs..
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    love her though sweet and smart sooo smart..

    I'm not complaining she turned out to be a girl just confused on the color of her eggs.
     
  4. This_chicks_place

    This_chicks_place Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post a pic?
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Sounds like a barred Holland. Search them and see if that's your girl, or post a pic.
     
  6. pinkwindsong

    pinkwindsong Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2011
    Laurens SC
    well a barred Holland.. yup looked them up looks just like her. the tail set, the face and head. body style... Ill do a lot more checking in to this breed. and maybe I can set up a program since they are considered critical Ill post a pic pf her tomorrow.. [​IMG]
     
  7. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a RIR that layed brown eggs forever. Then all the sudden the eggs are white & to this day there still white. Guess she ran out of paint.
     
  8. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, Barred Holland or California Grey.
     

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