Silver spangled hamburg

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nelly, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. nelly

    nelly Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 2, 2009
    Rochester Minnesota
    I have 8 Silver spangled hamburgs, They are 5 months old and have minty blue green earlobes. I know they should have white.

    Does this mean their eggs might be tinted and not white?

    I received them from Mc Murrey hatchery (rainbow layer) group of 25. The only breed i received that will lay colored eggs are 3 Easter Eggers. So maybe I am just hoping they will lay tinted eggs, or do their earlobes start out this color and them turn white?

    Thank You, Keep warm!
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2010
  2. SoJoChickens

    SoJoChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2009
    Fountain Green, UT
    I'm betting on white eggs. Keep us posted though! It sounds like there may be remnants of another breed lurking there so you never know [​IMG].
  3. NitaAZ

    NitaAZ Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 21, 2009
    I also received a rainbow assortment from McMurray, and the only colored egg layer was. . . an EE roo. So no colored eggs at all. A ton of brown eggs and a couple of white. Not quite what I expected from the rainbow assortment!

    And our SSH ears are a kind of greeny/bluey color.
  4. Namble

    Namble Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2009
    North Florida
    They will lay white eggs. I have 4 from MM hatchery aswell and they are about 8 months old now. They lay little white eggs.
  5. nelly

    nelly Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 2, 2009
    Rochester Minnesota
    Nita, I wish I would have received some brown egg layers. My order all lay white except the 3 EEs. Not to mention four roos that were in my order of 25.
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Earlobe colour and egg colour have no relationship to each other. If they did, silkies would lay turquoise eggs and all the various blue eggshell laying breeds would lay brown eggs. [​IMG]

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