Speckled buff Orpington eggs?!?

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

  1. Beefcake15

    Beefcake15 In 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 In 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

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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 In 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!
     
  7. kmisscluck

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    I know this is old thread but I have a lavender Orpington who has always laid speckled eggs, everyone is that way. She has some feathers on her legs and feet so is she a cross or is this a health issue? They sometimes have a tiny blood spot on yolk and today she laid a “fart egg” . This was first time she has done that. She lays daily and looks healthy.
     
  8. Goldenrod1210

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    Occasionally my BO hen Jenny's eggs speckle...not sure why, but it looks pretty! :)
     
  9. robinwhiskers

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    I get dark speckles on my BO eggs sometimes.
     
  10. robinwhiskers

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    I get dark speckles on my BO eggs sometimes.
     
  11. meetthebubus

    meetthebubus Crowing

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    I have had 9 buff hens, only one gives speckles.... I have Easter eggers with welsummer crosses and I get a buff egg color from one of to them that is speckled I figure for the buff she has extra coloring yo provide so she paints speckles instead lol
     

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