My first dark eggs!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sevenbabychicks, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. sevenbabychicks

    sevenbabychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just had to post this. I've never had dark egg-layers before and was soooo surprised and amazed to find these in the coop over the past couple days! I think one or both are definitely the product of the pullet who is supposedly a BCM/RIR cross (but maybe pure BCM because of the darkness of those eggs?); I also have an Olive Egger who might have laid one - she has a pea/single comb so might not have the blue egg gene. One of the eggs is huge with black speckles; the other is darker, smaller, with a reddish hue to it. [​IMG]

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  2. Noymira

    Noymira Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That dark one is very nice! I have 5 BCM hens, and find their eggs range from solid dark, to lighter brown with dark speckles, and everything between the two.

    I love all the different colors you have! When all mine start laying I'll get dark brown, light brown and white. I may have to add a couple EE's next year for green/blue eggs.
     
  3. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful!! I wish my Cuckoo maran laid eggs that dark!
     
  4. Titania

    Titania Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My FBCM's look like that too and after a month of laying, I haven't stopped admiring them!!
    Congrats![​IMG]:woot
     

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