New to Japanese bantams and egg color.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by nchls school, Oct 30, 2015.

  1. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My wife ordered me some Japanese bantam eggs as a surprise. When delivered the eggs were bright white and some were off white. I keep reading that Japanese bantams lay brown eggs. Can the eggs of Japanese bantams be either brown or white?
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I'm not sure where you read that Japanese bantams lay brown eggs, but that is incorrect. Japanese bantams lay off-white or cream colored eggs. So have no fear, your eggs are the correct color.
     
  3. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the response. From the internet; so much of what is there is untrue/unreliable. I have four nice healthy chicks from a dozen shipped eggs-supposedly from show quality birds. They seem so large compared to my serama chicks of the same age. But my serama chicks are tiny; if they don't move they blend in with the bedding and I'm constantly watching where my feet are.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome. Seramas are the world's smallest breed of chicken.
     
  5. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they are. I have four young pullets with chicks. I've been waiting months for serama chicks. For the longest time the chicks all died in the shell at different times during incubation. I'd about given up on the rooster I had with the hens.

    Your name sounds familiar. When I mentioned it to my wife, she said the same thing; odd. We can not think of why.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Maybe it's because you've seen it so many times on this site. I post a lot. :eek:)
     
  7. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be for me, but my wife does not belong to BYC. Do you belong to other groups; The Squirrel Board? Or sell eggs through ebay?
     
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  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    No, BYC is the only group I belong to.
     
  9. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess It's just one of those weird things in life; possibly another Michael OShay.
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Who knows. Although, I've never actually met another Michael O'Shay. :eek:)
     

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