Speckled buff Orpington eggs?!?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Beefcake15, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. Beefcake15

    Beefcake15 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 4 buff orpingtons which are about 10 months old. I get 3-4 eggs daily so they are very awesome layers! About 3 days a week I get a very pretty brown speckled egg... Is this normal?
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I sometimes get a speckled egg too and I have Buffies. Not very speckled, though.

    The "usual" speckled eggs come from Welsummers though- from my experience. Those are very speckled.
     
  3. Beefcake15

    Beefcake15 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thank you! I am posting from my phone and can't figure out how to attach a pic, but I posted a couple pics of the eggs on my profile.
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Yes that is very speckled, more so than what I get occasionally. It is just the spray paint the hen puts on the egg. Very pretty and you are fortunate!!!
     
  5. Wooster

    Wooster Out Of The Brooder

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    funny, I got this one too and looks suspiciously like yours... the one on the right is what I have been getting from my other chickens. I have only ONE Buff hen...
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  6. Beefcake15

    Beefcake15 Out Of The Brooder

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    Where did you get your Buff from? Maybe some sort of cross breeding. Oh we'll she lays regularly she is sweet and the speckles are pretty!
     

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