Thanks so much. I'll be checking a little closer tomorrow........ If you're getting some white eggs, check the earlobes (skin dangles behind the eye area!)to see if some are white and others are red. White would be leghorn likely and brown probably white rock. There are a few white hybrids but most have grey or amber splashes on them. As far as telling which ones aren't laying... there's a method of checking the distance between their pubic bones and also the general "appearance" of the vent - dry or moist...I have not done this. Anyone else?
Congratulations on getting chickens! They're so entertaining. We love ours
Quote: I checked and I don't see ANY other color earlobes except red plus the EE's kind of mixed color. But the "white" eggs we're getting are actually more of a creamy color, not pure white. So you think the white ones are White Rocks, then?
Yes, they are VERY entertaining! They seem to talk right back to me when I'm out there and turn their heads back and forth like they're trying understand what I say. And those dust baths - oh my! First time I saw that, I thought they were dying and digging their own graves! Now that I know what they're doing, they are FUNNY!(It doesn't take a whole lot to amuse me!)