Stupid egg question .......

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Scooter, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. Scooter

    Scooter Out Of The Brooder

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    Can a hen lay different color eggs?

    We have adopted 8 different hens from various people, and thought we knew the breeds. 2 easter eggers , a black star, a buff orpington, 2 red stars and most recently 2 cuckoo marans. So where did yesterday's little white egg come from?????

    Our youngest easter egger has only laid one egg - a small but very blue one. The older EE is molting but has given us 2 grey green large eggs.

    The only 2 unknowns are the young "red star" and "cuckoo maran". Are there any white egg layers that look like either of these breeds? Or could one of the EEs be laying different color eggs? It does look like a first egg.

    Any ideas? I will try to post pictures soon.

    Thanks.
     
  2. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    California Greys lay a white egg and are barred.
    Barred Leghorns also lay a white egg. Can you post a pick? Look for a bird with a white ear lobe, that's your culprit.
     
  3. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I agree with KS
     
  4. Scooter

    Scooter Out Of The Brooder

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    OK - I'll try to post some images......

    All breeds listed are best guesses based on information from previous parents! (And you have to blame the kids for the names!)

    Our young "red star", Mabel. No eggs that we know are definitely hers yet:

    Mabel:
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    Our new "cuckoo marans". Have had brown eggs with dark brown spots from one of them - not sure which one:

    Foghorn:
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    Leghorn:
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    Our "easter eggers". Have had a very blue egg from Scooter and gray/green eggs from Giblets:

    Scooter:
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    Giblets:
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    Our other three hens definitely lay large brown eggs.

    Who laid the little white egg???????

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  5. Renegade

    Renegade Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Scooter is a Leghorn hen. The comb and yellow shanks all say brown Leghorn.

    Donna
     
  6. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Scooter did.
    She's a light brown leghorn.
    The white earlobes are a giveaway that she's a white egg layer. [​IMG]
     
  7. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Here is a pic of my light brown leghorn.

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  8. Scooter

    Scooter Out Of The Brooder

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    Rooster Red - that could totally be Scooter! So we have a definite white egg layer.

    But then could Giblets have laid a blue egg as well as green? At the time we got the one blue and two green eggs (none for about a month now) we only had Scooter, Mabel, our black star, buff orpington and Giblets, so if the little blue egg wasn't Scooter .......

    Here are pictures of our black star and buff orpington in case we got them wrong too. Feels like I should be in the which breed forum now!!

    Thanks for all your input!

    Aubergine:
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    Sweetie Pie:
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