Spotted egg chicken breed

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by PortugalBreeder, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. PortugalBreeder

    PortugalBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there any chicken breed that lays spotted eggs? (just like quail eggs, and other wild birds)
     
  2. miss heny

    miss heny Genetic Expert in learning Premium Member

    Quote:marans
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:marans

    About 1 in 10 Marans lay a really good spotted/speckled egg.

    Honestly even Welsummers don't give a blotchy enough looking egg to pass as a quail-mockery. The best thing to actually do is cross different dark egg layers. I've seen Penedesenca x Welsummers lay some pretty consistant spotted, blotted, and speckled eggs! [​IMG]
     
  4. PortugalBreeder

    PortugalBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:marans

    About 1 in 10 Marans lay a really good spotted/speckled egg.

    Honestly even Welsummers don't give a blotchy enough looking egg to pass as a quail-mockery. The best thing to actually do is cross different dark egg layers. I've seen Penedesenca x Welsummers lay some pretty consistant spotted, blotted, and speckled eggs! [​IMG]

    Do you have maran eggs for sale?
     
  5. V Comb

    V Comb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jacanas...

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    (No they're not a chicken [​IMG] )
     
  6. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

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    Are those eggs for real??[​IMG]
     
  7. V Comb

    V Comb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes they are ^^

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  8. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    My olive egger lays spotted eggs .. this was one of her original .. some of them are REALLY spotted, some not at all .. She is araucana and welsummer... I believe.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:About 1 in 10 Marans lay a really good spotted/speckled egg.

    Honestly even Welsummers don't give a blotchy enough looking egg to pass as a quail-mockery. The best thing to actually do is cross different dark egg layers. I've seen Penedesenca x Welsummers lay some pretty consistant spotted, blotted, and speckled eggs! [​IMG]

    Do you have maran eggs for sale?

    In the spring. [​IMG] Right now I'm using them for Olive Eggers, but in general, yes.
     
  10. PortugalBreeder

    PortugalBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Awesome! Like it a lot, I wish I had some.
    Anyone feel free to post your spotted layer eggs pictures!! ..it's always a pleasure to see.[​IMG]
     
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