New to BYC,,,,,,Basic chicken question.

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  1. chickostick14

    chickostick14 New Egg

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    So just wondering dark brown eggs and light brown eggs...... I have Orpingtons and Sussex which eggs are which??

    Had chick since last year in May. Pumping out the eggs now....so great!!!
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    It's difficult to say for sure as I've seen eggs in varying shades of brown from both breeds, but just guessing, I'd say the lighter eggs are likely your Buff Orpington eggs and the darker eggs are your Sussex eggs. Are your Sussex, Speckled Sussex or Light Sussex. Based on my experience, Speckled Sussex tend to lay darker eggs than Light Sussex.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    P.S. Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your Orpingtons and Sussex.
     
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    X2 it's hard to tell. But since I own buff orps and sussex hens I'm going to say that the lighter brown ones are from the sussex.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    WOW, you've got eggs!! Your girls do fine work. Welcome to Backyard chickens. I would guess the Sussex have the darker eggs.
     
  6. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us. My guess is the lighter ones are from the Buffs, my 3 lay the same color.
     
  7. N F C

    N F C More coffee please! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome to BYC! Nice to have you join us. Enjoy those eggs, no matter who laid them! [​IMG]
     
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