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Quick egg question

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Wexford Chuck, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. Wexford Chuck

    Wexford Chuck Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Hi could anyone tell me which of my birds could have laid the egg on the right, the blue one on the left i know comes from the Cream Legbar and its too light to be either the welsummer or the Maran.
    it has a chalky white residue on it.
    All the birds are around 24 weeks old.
    any help on this would be appreciated so i know which one to thank
    Cheers Del [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2010
  2. Jeeper1540

    Jeeper1540 Chillin' With My Peeps

    eggs get that every so often. Im not sure who laid it, but I can tell you the egg is fine to eat. Just rinse it off like you would any other egg
     
  3. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2010
    Ringgold, GA
    My bet is that it is from your Light Sussex. My Speckled Sussex lays the same colored eggs.
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Light Sussex, Buff Orpington, and Black Langshan are your possiblities.

    If the Langshan, it should continue to lay eggs with the chalky residue. That's what makes their eggs eventually look plum colored. [​IMG]
     
  5. Wexford Chuck

    Wexford Chuck Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks for that, thats narrowed it down a bit. it may not be the langshan as i only got her sunday evening and she is still a little nervous around the other hens.
    i will be watching like a hawk again now i know another is laing.
    Cheers [​IMG]
     
  6. 4luvofchickens

    4luvofchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my barred rocks lays eggs that color.
     
  7. leahthor

    leahthor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both my Sussex and my Rocks lay eggs that colour although the Sussex is a little lighter than the Rocks.
     
  8. Wexford Chuck

    Wexford Chuck Out Of The Brooder

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    After a weekend of continued vigulence [​IMG] , "Rocky" our Barred Plymouth Rock left us a nice shiney new egg in the nest box [​IMG] thats 2 laying now only 6 more to go.
    so the girls got grated carrot and yoghurt and a treat and they hopped off it. [​IMG]
    hopefully the rest of the girls should be easier to distinguish between their eggs [​IMG] .
    cheers [​IMG]
    Del
     

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