Need some info on egg colors, etc!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JR90, Sep 5, 2014.

  1. JR90

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    I posted this in another forum but I believe it also could good answers here. [​IMG]

    First off, I have loads of questions. Haha, I have a mixed flock, all from Cackle hatchery. (Black Australorps, golden comets, barred rock and EE's) I love them all! I am wanting to explore the amazing colors of eggs. My family and friends gets all the eggs we can't eat and they love the colors - even though they just range from beige to orangy brown. (EEs aren't laying yet) Also, if this has been asked before, I apologize. I searched but nothing came up as specific as I wanted.

    Moving on...

    1. On the Maran topic: is there a difference (other than feather coloring) in the blue, black, or splash marans? Personality, egg color, production rate etc. (personal stories welcome)

    2. What common (or somewhat common) dark egg layers are there (near NE Oklahoma - this isn't too important) other than marans and the wellies?

    3. Other than dark egg layers and the surprise colored EE eggs, what can I add for uniqueness to my flock? I do want to have a well rounded layer. I get an egg a day from the ones I currently have laying. I would hope to find something at least like 4/wk during high egg producing season, but I am open to be persuaded. [​IMG][​IMG]


    Pictures are sooo welcome. I would love to see pictures of hens and their eggs and anything else you all can offer.
     
  2. evemfoster

    evemfoster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If its different colors you are after you can get shades from pink to olive by crossing your EE's with the chickens you already have. What color you get depends on the cross. I believe the marans and EE's can make olive. But i haven't deliberately done breeding myself.

    I saved this little chart off BYC back when i first started lurking. It gives a better idea of what i am not saying too well.

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  3. JR90

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    Thank you! I appreciate that chart too. I haven't yet thought about breeding. Our neighbor has a few different breeds of Roos he has raised since hatchlings but I think I want to get the hens down before i think about a male. Lol
     
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    lovemy6hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The photos aren't coming up on my phone either.
     
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    Bump!?
     
  9. evemfoster

    evemfoster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No need to Bump. Just scroll down to just under the last posting on the page you want to monitor. There is a 'Subscribe' button under the 'Start a New Thread" button. All the threads your subscribed to will bump up on your subscriptions page automatically when a new post is added.
     
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