Wellsummer Egg Color

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Bushwacker4x4, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. Bushwacker4x4

    Bushwacker4x4 New Egg

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    I have two wellsummers that just started laying eggs. I thought the eggs were to be dark brown but these are light brown. Will the eggs get darker as they get older?
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Hatchery sourced Welsummers might not lay the terracotta eggs that the breed is known for.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Can you post pics of your birds?

    here's pics of my hatchery Welsummer's eggs. Not a huge sample, but it's an idea what to expect.

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  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  5. Bushwacker4x4

    Bushwacker4x4 New Egg

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    They look like the egg on the left with few and smaller spots.
    I would add a picture of my Wellsomers but when I try it says I do not have permission to add attachments
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    To post a photo, click on the icon that looks like a postcard with mountains. Click 'upload files' and then choose your photo.
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    That may be as dark as your hatchery quality Welsummers' eggs will get. But they may also darken more as the birds mature. I've seen it both ways.
     
  8. Bushwacker4x4

    Bushwacker4x4 New Egg

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    Thanks for the instructions on uploading the photo. Here us a pic of my two Wellsummers. The others are a Leghorn, Golden laced Wyandotte and a Swedish Flower that lays light pink eggs. I also have the Swedish flower rooster and I am going to start hatching the eggs and selling the chicks.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with Michael
     

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