Orpinton or Marans??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by This_chicks_place, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. This_chicks_place

    This_chicks_place Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea!! Got our first egg today! [​IMG] Now the question is.....who does it belong to?? Lily- a 19 week old Lavender Orpington or Mimi- a 17 week old Marans. Its medium dark in color and a special tiny first egg about 1 1/2 inches long. And the best news is she layed it right in the nest box where it's supposed to be! Those wooden eggs seem to have done the trick! [​IMG]

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  2. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    I'd say Maran, an Orpington egg is much lighter
     
  3. Moonchild

    Moonchild Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maran...I don't have Maran's but I do have Orps(love them) and their eggs are alot lighter(A LOT).
     
  4. Ruth Ann

    Ruth Ann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our BO lay a light brown egg
     
  5. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My orpingtons didn't lay until about 24 weeks. Marans
     
  6. This_chicks_place

    This_chicks_place Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We got our second egg today!![​IMG] It's Mimi our Maran's!! We actually got to watch her lay todays egg, so no doubt about who layed it. Woo Hoo!![​IMG]
     

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