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speckled eggs from BRs or BO's?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by crimsnchic, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. crimsnchic

    crimsnchic Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 16, 2009
    One of my barred rocks and one of my buff orpingtons have been laying light brown eggs with white specks all over them. It is like their eggs didn't color all the way [​IMG]
    Is this normal??
  2. yodercountrygirl

    yodercountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    I hope this helps I don't have BR but I do have BO and my BO don't have speckels on the eggs.... but I could be wrong my birds just started laying and I haven't figured out who is laying what!!!! I have 3 different color of brown eggs!!![​IMG]
    Good luck trying to figure it out!!!

    I went back and checked my eggs and I am getting a brown egg with very little white speckels on it. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2009
  3. marthalazar

    marthalazar Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 4, 2008
    Brooklyn, NY
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Either breed can lay a speckled egg. The same hen can have speckles one time and not the next, too.
  5. crimsnchic

    crimsnchic Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 16, 2009
    Quote:ok, that helps, I was hoping it didn't mean something was wrong nutritionally.
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    My BR laid an egg the other day that looked like someone splattered lavender paint on it. Really small speckles.
  7. CityChook

    CityChook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2008
    Minneapolis, MN
    My Coop
    my BOs lay speckled eggs, but not all the time. They are very pretty.

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