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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sphinx, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my chickens started laying this week. I've gotten four eggs in the last 6 days from this chicken.

    I was assuming it was my white leghorn, but yesterday and today's egg don't seem nearly as white as the store bought eggs. Can there be variations in white, or should I be suspecting one of my 20 week old EE?

    Here's one shot where the color difference seems obvious:

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    The egg on the left is a store bought egg.

    Here's another shot though, with three of her eggs mixed in with the store bought eggs (I've underlined the homegrown ones with blue).
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    So what do you think? 24 week old white leghorn, or 20 week old EE?
     
  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Ee [​IMG]
     
  3. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    I wouldn't necessarily jump to the conclusion that it's your EE. I have a BL Polish and a Black Minorca, they're my only white egg layers and their eggs are both slightly different. The Minorca's egg is almost translucent white and the Polish is a bit creamy colored.
     
  4. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Quote:huh...that's really interesting! I guess wait and see to find out for sure then! [​IMG]
     
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    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    Quote:huh...that's really interesting! I guess wait and see to find out for sure then! [​IMG]

    I guess it's probably good to say that both birds are also hatchery stock, so who knows what's in their ancestry to make them lay off white eggs? [​IMG] The Minorcas eggs are big and thick but almost see through because they're so white!

    I've never heard of and EE laying a white egg, that's the other reason I'd be skeptical about whether or not it's hers. Though, EE's genetic background can be more colorful than a rainbow so who's to say they couldn't!
     
  6. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Quote:huh...that's really interesting! I guess wait and see to find out for sure then! [​IMG]

    I guess it's probably good to say that both birds are also hatchery stock, so who knows what's in their ancestry to make them lay off white eggs? [​IMG] The Minorcas eggs are big and thick but almost see through because they're so white!

    I've never heard of and EE laying a white egg, that's the other reason I'd be skeptical about whether or not it's hers. Though, EE's genetic background can be more colorful than a rainbow so who's to say they couldn't!

    Yeah, I've seen them lay just about every other color imagineable, and one of mine lays a super light tan egg, that's why I assumed... [​IMG] Never know with those EEs!
     

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