Pure Breeds Laying Different Colored Eggs? [pic]

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by The Monkey Mama, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. The Monkey Mama

    The Monkey Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought 10 pure bred Buff Orpington eggs from an eBay seller and got them today. She sent *18* and they were very well packed [woohoo!]. So, I'm very excited!

    I just wondered what you guys thought about the color variation? Some of the eggs are dark-ish brown, some are a lighter pinkish brown [which is what our Buff Orpington we own now lays] and some are so light they are almost white w/ a slight yellowish tint.

    Can pure bred Buff Os lay such a variety of colors? Or do you think I've got some mixed eggs or some sent by mistake from other breeds?

    Just curious - it is a pretty range of colors anyway.

    Kelly
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  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Absolutely and the more hens you have, the more variation you'll see.

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  3. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Yes, they can.
     
  4. The Monkey Mama

    The Monkey Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! That's good to know! I had no idea there could be such variation! [​IMG]

    Kelly
     

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