New here and egg ID help

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  1. mama22jaynes

    mama22jaynes New Egg

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    Hello all. I am new here.

    We have a very small flock. A total of 6. We ordered day old females who are now a little over 5 mo old. One ea RIR (Rhoda), White Leghorn (Gracie), Buff Orpington (Allie) Plymouth Rock (Lilleth) Jersey Giant (Selma), and we acquired an ISA Brown Roo (Butch-because we saved him from the butcher) who was 5 mos old when our "girls" were 3 mos.

    We discovered our White Leghorn is also a Roo, so now Gracie is Greg :p So far there is no fighting, and the girls aren't overly "burdened."

    Here's the question. Someone started laying eggs right at 5 mos. Given our diverse flock, we have no idea who the eggs are from. We looked online but that wasn't very helpful.

    I've attached a pic, anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks!
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Beautiful eggs, sorry I don't know who they came from. Welcome to Backyard chickens. I'm sure when other greeters wake up they will have an answer for you. Any chance your Jersey Giant is a Black Australorp - they do lay brown eggs- though I'd not sure that dark.
     
  3. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    WELCOME!!!!
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. What you can do is to apply some food dye to the vent of your suspected bird in the morning time. Any egg should then have a smear of the food dye on the egg. Through a process of elimination, you should be able to work out who is laying what.

    Best wishes
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  5. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Selma looks fairly red in the comb and wattles, so could be her... but I'm betting your layer is Rhoda, who btw is really probably a Production Red... most hatcheries don't have heritage RIR's...

    Better pics of their combs and wattles would help narrow it down...
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and :welcome! Great to have you with us. The food dye thing is a good idea. Hope it helps you match bird to egg! Best of luck and thanks for joining BYC! :)
     
  7. rebrascora

    rebrascora Overrun With Chickens

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    They look like RIR eggs to me so my money is on Rhoda.
     
  8. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello, and welcome to Backyard chickens! So glad you joined us. The food dye is a good idea. I have not ever owned alot of those breeds, so I can not put a guess as to who layed them. I hope you figure it out, and enjoy BYC!!
     
  9. mama22jaynes

    mama22jaynes New Egg

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    Great idea!!!! Thanks.
     
  10. mama22jaynes

    mama22jaynes New Egg

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    Thanks. I think I will try the food dye.
     

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