Sorry this might be a stupid question...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by orpingtonbabies, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. orpingtonbabies

    orpingtonbabies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always thought silkies laid little light brown eggs (BYC breed index said so), so why, on MPC are the white silkie bantam hatching eggs shown as really big white eggs? Did they just not bother to put correct photos (it looked like pretty much all the brown egg breeds were the same picture and all the white the same picture) or do white silkies have white eggs? I don't know why this bothers me, if they're silkies inside why does it matter? but i was just wondering..
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Henderson's says silkies lay a light tint egg. Their pics are just drawings but there is very little color on them. Probably closer to white than even a light brown.
     
  3. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    my silkies lay light brown, for the pic someone could have just grabbed an egg not realizing someone would notice that it the wrong color and size, they must not know about BYC and how we like to see it done right LOL
     
  4. Sportsterjeep

    Sportsterjeep Creekside Acres Farm

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    I get white to a creamy light brown, depending on which one it came from.
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Hatcheries very seldom use pictures of their own birds so I doubt that they're very worried about whether they've got the correct egg pictured.
     
  6. perolane

    perolane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Same here.
     
  7. laughing man

    laughing man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    small and white [​IMG]
     

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